Allied Warships

USS Richard B. Anderson (DD 786)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 786 
Built byTodd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down1 Dec 1944 
Launched7 Jul 1945 
Commissioned26 Oct 1945 
End service 

Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 30 January 1976.
Transferred to Taiwan 10 June 1977 being renamed Kai Yang.
Kai Yang was decommissioned 16 November 1999.


Commands listed for USS Richard B. Anderson (DD 786)

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1T/Cdr. Hugh Quin Murray, USN26 Oct 1945

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Media links

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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