Allied Warships

USS Wadsworth (DD 516)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 516 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down18 Aug 1942 
Launched10 Jan 1943 
Commissioned16 Mar 1943 
End service18 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 18 April 1946.
Transferred to West Germany on 6 October 1959 being renamed Z-3.
Z-3 was transferred to Greece on 30 October 1980 being renamed Nearchos. Nearchos was stricken in 1991.

 

Commands listed for USS Wadsworth (DD 516)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. John Franklin Walsh, USN16 Mar 194322 Aug 1944
2T/Cdr. Raymond Dennis Fusselman, USN22 Aug 19447 Aug 1945
3Harry Charles Mason, USN7 Aug 194518 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Wadsworth include:


1 Sep 1943
USS Wadsworth (Cdr. J.F. Walker, USN) sank the Japanese submarine I-182 (offsite link) with depth charges off the southern coast of Espiritu Santo in position 15°38'S, 166°57'E.

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