Allied Warships

USS Richard P. Leary (DD 664)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 664 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Dec 1941 
Laid down4 Jul 1943 
Launched6 Oct 1943 
Commissioned23 Feb 1944 
End service10 Dec 1946 
History

Decommissioned 10 December 1946.
Transferred to Japan 10 March 1959 being renamed Yugure.
Yugure was stricken in 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Richard P. Leary (DD 664)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Frederic Shrom Habecker, USN23 Feb 194420 Nov 1944
2Duncan Patterson Dixon, Jr., USN20 Nov 194431 Aug 1945
3T/Capt. Herald Franklin Stout, USN31 Aug 19452 Sep 1945
4Wayne William Watkins, USN2 Sep 194510 Dec 1946

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