Allied Warships

USS McFarland (AVD 14)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAVD 14 
ModSea plane tender 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down31 Jul 1918 
Launched30 Mar 1920 
Commissioned30 Sep 1920 
End service8 Nov 1945 

Reclassified as Sea Plane Tender AVD-15 on 2 August 1940
Reclassified back to destroyer DD-237 on 1 December 1943
Decommissioned on 8 November 1945
Stricken on 19 December 1945
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 29 October 1946


Commands listed for USS McFarland (AVD 14)

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1Lt.Cdr. Joseph Lester Kane, USN5 Oct 194030 Jul 1942
2Lt.Cdr. John Clement Alderman, USN30 Jul 194216 Jan 1943
3Lt. Earle Grace Gardner, Jr., USN16 Jan 19435 Apr 1944
4Lt.Cdr. Herbert Stanley Calvin, USNR5 Apr 19443 Nov 1944
5Clarence L. Saunders, Jr., USNR3 Nov 19448 Nov 1945

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