USS Van Valkenburgh
DD 656 (Fletcher class)

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Builder:         Gulf Shipbuilding, Ala.
Laid Down:  	 November 15, 1942
Launched:        December 19, 1943
Commissioned:  	 August 2, 1944
Decommissioned:  April 15, 1946
Recommissioned:  March 8, 1951
Decommissioned:  October 21, 1953
Fate:            To Turkey 2/28/67, renamed Izmir
                 (Stricken USN 2/1/73) scrapped 
                 in 1987

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