Allied Warships

USS Wren (DD 568)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 568 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down24 Apr 1943 
Launched29 Jan 1944 
Commissioned20 May 1944 
End serviceOct 1963 

Decommissioned 13 July 1946.
Recommissioned 7 September 1951.
Decommissioned in October 1963.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sold 22 October 1975 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Wren (DD 568)

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1T/Cdr. Edwin Anderson McDonald, USN20 May 194431 Aug 1945
2Clayton Ross, Jr., USN31 Aug 194513 Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Wren include:

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.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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