DD 516 (Fletcher class)
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath Me.
Laid Down: August 18, 1942
Launched: January 10, 1943
Commissioned: March 16, 1943
Fate: To West Germany 10/6/59; renamed Z-3;
Stricken 1980; To Greece 10/30/80;
renamed Nearchos; Stricken in 1991.
We are seeking information on the USS Wadsworth and her crews.
Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.
The American flag that flew on the USS Wadsworth (DD-516) from 12 Feb 1945 to 5 March 1945, during the
battle for Iwo Jima, is on display at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in San Diego.
R. C. Melendez
Rear Admiral, USN/Ret
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
2115 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101