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Hull Number: DD-843

Launch Date: 09/27/1945

Commissioned Date: 12/20/1945

Call Sign: SILVER STAR (53-57), SALVATION (70-72)

Voice Call Sign: NBBW (52-54)


Namesake: LEWIS WARRINGTON

LEWIS WARRINGTON


Disposition:

Fram I. Irreparably damaged by a mine 07/17/1972 while operating near Hon La Islands, approx. 20 miles from Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. Towed to Subic Bay where she was surveyed and found to be beyond economical repair. Stricken 10/1/1972. Transferred to Taiwan, as sale, on 04/24/1973 for cannibalization and scrapping. Bow removed and used to replace the bow of the damaged HWA YANG (DD-3) (Ex-USS BRISTOL (DD-857)). Rest of ship will be scrapped.