USS Watts (DD 567)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||26 Mar 1943|
|Launched||31 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||29 Apr 1944|
|End service||26 Sep 1969|
Decommissioned 12 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Watts (DD 567)
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|1||T/Cdr. Joseph Benedict Maher, USN||29 Apr 1944||27 Jan 1945|
|2||Charles Samuel Hart, USN||27 Jan 1945||12 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Watts include:
7 Jun 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off three of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN), USS Watts (Lt.Cdr. C.S. Hart, USN) and USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN), with fuel.
4 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off three of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Wren (Cdr. E.A. McDonald, USN), USS Watts (Lt.Cdr. C.S. Hart, USN) and USS Remey (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Balch, USN), with fuel.
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