USS Burns


USS Burns was a Fletcher class destroyer laid down by Charleston Shipbuilding & Drydock, and was launched in August 1942 for US Navy. She was commissioned in April the following year, and served in the Pacific under Second World War. She earned herself eleven Battle Stars for her service during the war. She was decommissioned in June 1946, and placed in the Reserve Fleet. She was stricken from the US Navy lists in 1972, and after being rigged down she was used as a target for testing new naval guns and sunk outside California 20 June 1974. The wreck was found and identified by divers in December 2009, and rest today on a depth of 75to 82 meter outside San Clemente Island.

Former names:
USS Burns
376,6 x 39,8 x 17,9 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2050 displ ( std )
Charleston ( US ) 1942
( US )

Last updated: March 2021