Allied Warships

USS McCalla (i) (DD 253)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 253 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Sep 1918 
Launched28 Mar 1919 
Commissioned19 May 1919 
End service2 Sep 1940 

Decommissioned on 30 June 1922
Recommissioned on 18 December 1939 and transferred to the Royal Navy on 23 Octtober 1940.

Career notesto Britain as HMS Stanley (I 73)

Commands listed for USS McCalla (i) (DD 253)

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1Lt.Cdr. Merle van Metre, USN18 Dec 193923 Oct 1940

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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