USS Mertz
DD 691 (Fletcher class)

Courtesey of: Gary Peavyhouse

Builder: 	 Bath Iron Works, Bath ME.
Laid Down:  	 May 10 1943
Launched:  	 September 11 1943
Commissioned:  	 November 19, 1943
Decommissioned:  April 23, 1946
Fate:            Stricken 10/01/70; 
                 Scrap 12/16/71

We are seeking information on the USS Mertz and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

Subject: USS Mertz, DD-691
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002
From: Lance K. Mertz

I have some information at There are also several large images of scanned documents there.

Also, I am working on building a model of the Mertz. My question is what color were the decks on these ships? The directions have a blend of colors and I am having a hard time determining this…

Lance Mertz

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