Virginia New Deal Navy Ships - Photo #4 - USS Downes DD-375


Photo: US Naval Historical Center.
Destroyer USS Downes DD-375. Built at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and launched 22 April 1936. Severely damaged at Pearl Harbor in 1941, rebuilt and relaunched in 1943[3]. Saw service in the Pacific, 1944-45, earning four World War II battle stars. Decommissioned and scrapped in 1947.
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  2. McKee, Brent, America's New Deal Navy: Destroyers USS Ticker and USS Downes, New Deal of the Day,, accessed 17 July 2017.
  3. USS Downes (DD-375), NavSource Naval History, accessed 17 July 2017.