Jan 27, 1945
USS Higbee (DD-806) was commissioned. She was the first U.S. Navy combat ship to bear the name of a female member of the Naval service. In Mar 1949, she was reclassified as (DDR-806), reverting back to (DD-806) in Jul 1963. Higbee was decommissioned in Jul 1979 and sunk as a target in 1986.
Theater: North America
Source: Naval History & Heritage Command