USS Heywood L. Edwards
DD 663 (Fletcher class)

 Courtesy of NavSource
as the Japanese Ariake, 6/23/61

Builder: 	 Boston Navy Yard 
Laid Down:  	 July 4, 1943
Launched:  	 October 6, 1943
Commissioned:  	 January 26, 1944
Decommissioned:  July 1, 1946
Fate:            To Japan 03/10/59, renamed Ariake
                 Stricken 1974; scrap in 1976

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