STOCKTON DD 73
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Caldwell Class Destroyer
- USS STOCKTON Destroyer No. 73
Commissioned November 26 1917
- USS STOCKTON DD-73
Designated (DD) July 17 1920
Decommissioned June 26 1922
Recommissioned August 16 1940 - Decommissioned October 23 1940
- HMS LUDLOW G-57 (British Naval Service)
Transferred to Great Britain October 23 1940 (Famous Fifty)
Stricken from Naval Register January 8 1941
Broken up for scrap 1945
Keel Laid October 16 1916 - Launched August 17 1917
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NAMESAKE - Robert Field Stockton (August 20 1795 – October 7 1866)
Stockton was a United States Naval Officer, notable in the capture of California during the Mexican-American War. Stockton was from a notable political family and also served as a U.S. Senator from New Jersey
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