USS Woolsey (DD 437)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Jun 1939|
|Laid down||9 Oct 1939|
|Launched||14 Feb 1941|
|Commissioned||7 May 1941|
|End service||13 Jun 1946|
Decommissioned 13 June 1946.
Commands listed for USS Woolsey (DD 437)
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|1||William Henry von Dreele, USN||7 May 1941||21 Feb 1942|
|2||Cmdr Bernard Lige Austin, USN||21 Feb 1942||1 Dec 1942 (1)|
|3||T/Cdr. Henry Robert Wier, USN||1 Dec 1942||28 Feb 1945 (1)|
|4||William Marshall Shifflette, USN||28 Feb 1945||13 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Woolsey include:
19 Apr 1945
USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Woolsey (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Shifflette, USN), USS Eberle (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Transue, USN) and USS Cates (Lt.Cdr. T.N. Broaddus, USNR).