USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717)

USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717)

USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717) was a Gearing-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. She was named for Theodore E. Chandler.

Theodore E. Chandler was laid down on 23 April 1945 at Kearny, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding Company; launched on 20 October 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Theodore E. Chandler; and commissioned on 22 March 1946, Commander Francis O. Fletcher, Jr., in command.

Read more about USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717):  1946-1949, Korean War, Interwar Years, Vietnam War, Post-Vietnam and Decommissioning

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