Allied Warships

USS Colhoun (ii) (DD 801)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 801 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered4 Aug 1942 
Laid down3 Aug 1943 
Launched10 Apr 1944 
Commissioned8 Jul 1944 
Lost6 Apr 1945 
Loss position27° 16'N, 127° 48'E

USS Colhound (Cdr. George Rees Wilson, USN) was sunk after being hit by four kamikaze aircraft north-west of Okinawa in position 27º16'N, 127º48'E, 35 of her crew were lost with the ship.


Commands listed for USS Colhoun (ii) (DD 801)

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1T/Cdr. George Rees Wilson, USN8 Jul 19446 Apr 1945

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