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DESTROYER SQUADRON 45 SHIPS
EDWARD RUTLEDGE P52
FINAL DISPOSITION OF THE SHIPS OF DESRON 45 -/- DESDIV 89
by James R. Qualey
USS GUEST DD472:
Loaned to Brazil for service as the PARA, D-27 and commissioned on June 5, 1959. Stricken from U.S. Navy list and sold to Brazil August 1, 1973. After nearly twenty Years of service to the Brazilian Navy, she was decommissioned on August 21, 1978.
Disposition: Used as a target in December, 1981 to provide practice for Brazilian frigates with their Exocet missiles and other armament, then returned to Rio De Janeiro and eventually sold to be dismantled for scrap.
USS BENNETT DD473:
USS FULLAM DD474:
USS HUDSON DD475:
USS HALFORD DD480:
My First Ship
USS EDWARD RUTLEDGE P52:
17 November 1945. Anthony returned to Charleston, S. C., and was placed out of commission in reserve 17 April 1946. She remained in "mothballs" until 29 April 1947 when she was transferred to Commandant, 6th Naval District for modernization and repair preparatory to transfer to Germany. On 17 January 1948 the transfer was effected and she was renamed Z-1.
Wadsworth was turned over to the West Germans and simultaneously commissioned in their service as Z-3 (D-172).
After her initial six-year loan period was extended, Z-3 remained with the West German Navy into the 1970's. Struck from the United States Navy list on 1 October 1974, Wadsworth was sold to the Federal Republic of Germany on that date. She remained active with the West German Navy into 1980.
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|USS Anthony DD515||USS Bennett DD473
||USS Braine DD630||USS Fullam DD474|
|USS Guest DD472||USS Halford DD480
||USS Hudson DD475
||USS Terry DD513|
|USS Thatcher DD514
||USS Wadsworth DD516||USS Edward Rutledge P52|
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