Allied Warships

USS Vesole (DD 878)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 878 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1943 
Laid down3 Jul 1944 
Launched29 Dec 1944 
Commissioned23 Apr 1945 
End service1 Dec 1976 

Decommissioned and stricken 1 December 1976.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico 14 April 1983.


Commands listed for USS Vesole (DD 878)

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1T/Cdr. Harry Edson Townsend, USN23 Apr 194528 Sep 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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