Allied Warships

USS Ross (DD 563)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 563 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down7 Sep 1942 
Launched18 Sep 1943 
Commissioned21 Feb 1944 
End service6 Nov 1959 
History

Decommissioned 4 June 1946.
Recommissioned 27 October 1951.
Decommissioned 6 November 1959.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico 26 January 1978.

 

Commands listed for USS Ross (DD 563)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Benjamin Coe, USN21 Feb 194414 Apr 1945
2Charles William Rainey, USN14 Apr 19454 Jun 1946

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