USS Philip (DD-498)
USS Philip (DD/DDE-498), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral John W. Philip (1840–1900).
Philip was laid down by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey, 7 May 1942; launched 13 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Barrett Philip; and commissioned 21 November 1942, Commander Thomas C. Ragan in command. Among the junior officers at commissioning was Ensign Benjamin C. Bradlee who later became Executive Editor of the Washington Post.
Read more about USS Philip (DD-498): Solomon Islands Campaign: June 1943 – March 1944, Philippines Campaign, December 1944 – April 1945, Borneo Campaign, April – July 1945, Korean War, 1950 – 1954, 1954 – 1957, 1957 – 1968