USS Wiltsie (DD-716)

USS Wiltsie (DD-716)

USS Wiltsie (DD-716) was a Gearing-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named for Irving Wiltsie.

Wiltsie was laid down on 13 March 1945 at Port Newark, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company; launched on 31 August 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Irving D. Wiltsie, the widow of Capt. Wiltsie; and commissioned on 12 January 1946 at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, New York, Commander Raymond D. Fusselman in command.

Read more about USS Wiltsie (DD-716):  1946-1950, 1950-1953 (Korean War), 1953-1961, 1961-1964, 1965-1969, 1970-1977

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