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                                                                                                       DD-575

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Left photo from V3S CV18 USS WASP August 1945 Van Hart Collection

MCKEE FACTS:

Built by Consolidated Steel of Orange, Texas. Construction time 13 months.  Commissioned 31 March, 1943. Joined the squadron July 1943.  Comdr. J.J. Greytak 3/31/43 then Comdr. R.B. Allen 5/30/44 to 9/4/45.   Plank owners: 3 officers and 97 enlisted men.  MCKEE had no casualties during the war.  Shore Bombardments  7.  Enemy Aircraft Shot Down - 10. Surface Craft Sunk - 1.  Times Under Air Attack - 29.  Times Under Shore Battery Attack - 3.   Mines Sunk or Detonated - 17.  Days As Radar Picket - 49.  Sea Rescues - Pilots 11, Aircrewmen 3, Other 10.  Longest Period At Sea - 67 days.  Fueling At Sea - 129 (Pacific Area).  Decommissioned - 25 Feb. 1946,  Stricken - 1 Oct. 1970,  Sold and broken up - 2 Jan. 1974.  Permission granted to link to DANFS MCKEE history: http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/destroy/dd575txt.htm

 

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