On 3 June 1942 Fletcher-class destroyer USS Charette (DD-581) was launched at the Boston Navy Yard, sponsored by Mrs. G. Charrette. She was transferred to Greece as 'Velos' (D16) on 16 June 1959 and served the Hellenic Navy until 26 February 1991. Now a museum ship at Palaio Faliro, near Athens, Greece

uss charrette dd 581 screening uss new jersey bb 62 during the battle of leyte gulf 24 october 1944 80 g k 2191