Allied Warships

USS Piedmont (AD 17)

Destroyer tender of the Dixie class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer tender
ClassDixie 
PennantAD 17 
Built byTampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc. (Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down1 Dec 1941 
Launched7 Dec 1942 
Commissioned5 Jan 1944 
End service30 Sep 1982 
History

Decommissioned on 30 September 1982
Leased to Turkey on 18 October 1982 being renamed Derya (A-576)
Purchased by Turkey and stricken by the USN on 6 August 1987
Decommissioned by the Turkish Navy in 1994

 

Commands listed for USS Piedmont (AD 17)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Capt. Russell Groesbeck Sturges, USN16 Mar 194614 Aug 1947 (1)

2T/Capt. James Russell Topper, USN13 May 195024 Jan 1951 (1)
3Capt. Charles Frederick Hooper, USN24 Jan 19516 Aug 1952 (1)

4Capt. Roy Arthur Newton, USN17 Aug 195313 Oct 1954 (1)

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