USS Radford (DD 446)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||2 Oct 1941|
|Launched||3 May 1942|
|Commissioned||22 Jul 1942|
|End service||10 Nov 1969|
Decommissioned 17 January 1946.
Commands listed for USS Radford (DD 446)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Kilian Romoser, USN||22 Jul 1942||10 Oct 1943|
|2||T/Capt. Gale Emerson Griggs, USN||10 Oct 1943||10 Sep 1944|
|3||Cdr Gordon Leonard Caswell, USN||10 Sep 1944||12 Dec 1944|
|4||Cdr Jack Emerson Mansfield, USN||12 Dec 1944||17 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Radford include:
14 Feb 1945
Mined and seriously damaged; 3 of the crew died and 4 wounded