Allied Warships

USS Woodworth (DD 460)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 460 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down13 Jan 1941 
Launched29 Nov 1941 
Commissioned30 Apr 1942 
End service6 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 6 April 1946.
Stricken 22 January 1951.
To Italy 15 January 1951 being renamed Artigliere.
Artigliere was stricken and scrapped in 1971.


Commands listed for USS Woodworth (DD 460)

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1Lt.Cdr. Richard Christopher Webb, Jr., USN30 Apr 19424 Jan 1943
2T/Cdr Virgil Francis Gordinier, USN4 Jan 194313 Aug 1943 (1)
3T/Lt.Cdr. Charles Robert Stephan, USN13 Aug 19431 Nov 1944 (1)
4T/Lt.Cdr. William Paden Mack, USN1 Nov 19446 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).

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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