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DD-783 Gurke
United States Navy destroyer
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Gearing 1944/07/01
Todd Pacific Shipyards Inc., Tacoma, Wash.
1945/02/15 1945/05/12 1977/03/17
Namesake: Pfc. Henry Gurke, USMC KIA 43/11/09 during landing in Empress Augusta Bay, CMH posth.
TTD differences from class:
Camouflage: 45: Ms 21

WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
45/08/27 45/09/02     sail from California to P.H.   81  66 
45/09/02       arrived P.H.   81 

Ship status, hull number changes...: ex John A. Bole, renamed 1945/02
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...):
Notice: sold to Greece > D-215 Tombazis