Allied Warships

USS Rowan (ii) (DD 782)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 782 
Built byTodd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down25 Mar 1944 
Launched29 Dec 1944 
Commissioned31 Mar 1945 
End service 

Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 30 January 1976.
Transferred to Taiwan 10 June 1977 being renamed Chao Yang.
Chao Yang was sunk while under tow to Taiwan August 22 1977.


Commands listed for USS Rowan (ii) (DD 782)

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1T/Cdr. William Archer Dunn, USN31 Mar 194510 Apr 1946

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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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