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USS TWIGGS

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USS Twiggs (DD-591), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Marine Major Levi Twiggs(1793-1847). Twiggs was laid down on 20 January 1943 at the Charleston Navy Yard; launched on 7 April 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Roland S. Morris and commissioned on 4 November 1943 with Commander John B. Fellows, Jr., in command. Twiggs was struck from the Navy list on 11 July 1945 and in 1957 her hulk was donated to the government of the Ryukyu Islands. Twiggs received four battle stars for World War II service.

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