Allied Warships

USS Frankford (DD 497)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 497 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down5 Jun 1941 
Launched17 May 1942 
Commissioned31 Mar 1943 
End service6 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned 6 March 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1971.
Sunk as a target off Puerto Rico on 4 December 1973.


Commands listed for USS Frankford (DD 497)

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1T/Cdr. Thomas James Thornhill, Jr., USN31 Mar 194325 Jan 1944 (1)
2T/Lt.Cdr. James Lardner Semmes, USN25 Jan 194416 Jan 1945 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Donald George Wright, USN16 Jan 19456 Mar 1946 (1)

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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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