Allied Warships

USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD 708)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 708 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down23 May 1944 
Launched17 Dec 1944 
Commissioned17 Feb 1945 
End service1 Jul 1972 

Decommissioned and stricken 1 July 1972. Sold 18 May 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD 708)

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1T/Cdr. Paul Gordon Osler, USN17 Feb 19452 May 1946

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Notable events involving Harlan R. Dickson include:

5 Aug 1945
USS Harlan R. Dickson (Cdr. Paul G. Osler) departed from New York bound for the Pacific.

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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