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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

ItemType:  Equipment

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Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Tags: Destroyer

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