USS Woodworth (DD 460)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||13 Jan 1941|
|Launched||29 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1942|
|End service||6 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 6 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Woodworth (DD 460)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Richard Christopher Webb, Jr., USN||30 Apr 1942||4 Jan 1943|
|2||T/Cdr Virgil Francis Gordinier, USN||4 Jan 1943||13 Aug 1943 (1)|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. Charles Robert Stephan, USN||13 Aug 1943||1 Nov 1944 (1)|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. William Paden Mack, USN||1 Nov 1944||6 Apr 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Woodworth include:
30 Jun 1943
Strafed by Japanese Aircraft only minor damage caused and only one of the crew were wounded.
22 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off three of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Woodworth (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Mack, USN), USS Stockham (Cdr. D.L. Moody, USN) and USS Twining (Cdr. F.V. List, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Kennebago (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Brockway, USNR).
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