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Waller

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassFletcher-class Destroyer
BuilderFederal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey, United States
Laid Down12 Feb 1942
Launched15 Aug 1942
Commissioned1 Oct 1942
Decommissioned1 Jan 1946
Displacement2,050 tons standard; 2,924 tons full
Length376 feet
Beam40 feet
Draft14 feet
MachineryGeneral Electric geared turbines with two screws
Power Output60,000 shaft horsepower
Speed38 knots
Range6,500nm at 15 knots
Crew273
Armament5x5" guns, 4x1.1" anti-aircraft, 4x20mm anti-aircraft, 10x21" torpedo tubes
Recommission5 Jul 1950
Second Decommission15 Jul 1969

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Line drawing of the Fletcher-class destroyer.

Waller Operational Timeline

1 Oct 1942 Waller was commissioned into service.
27 Nov 1944 US Navy Task Group 77.2 consisting of battleships USS Maryland, USS West Virginia, USS Colorado, and USS New Mexico, cruisers USS Denver, USS St. Louis, USS Columbia, USS Minneapolis, and USS Montpelier, destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Waller, USS Eaton, USS Cony, USS Mustin, USS Conway, USS Pringle, USS Lang, USS Sigourney, USS Saufley, USS Aulick, USS Renshaw, USS Taylor, USS Edwards, and USS Mugford, tanker USS Caribou, and other patrol craft were patrolling in Leyte Gulf, Philippines when the group came under a concentrated Japanese special air attack from 20 to 30 aircraft. All but two of the Japanese planes dived on the formation in the sustained attack. Submarine chaser SC-744 was sunk and battleship Colorado and cruisers St. Louis and Montpelier were damaged.
29 Nov 1944 US Navy Task Group 77.2 consisting of battleships USS Maryland, USS West Virginia, and USS New Mexico, cruisers USS Denver, USS Columbia, USS Minneapolis, USS Montpelier, and USS Portland, destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Waller, USS Cony, USS Conway, USS Pringle, USS Lang, USS Saufley, USS Aulick, USS Renshaw, USS Edwards, USS Mugford, and USS Connor, and other patrol craft were patrolling in Leyte Gulf, Philippines when the group came under a Japanese air attack where special attack aircraft that damaged Maryland, Saufley, and Aulick.
1 Jan 1946 Waller was decommissioned from service.




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Line drawing of the Fletcher-class destroyer.


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