USS Taylor (DD/DDE 468) 1941–1969

“It was a privilege to have had the USS Taylor under my command in the South Pacific, and later as a part of the Third Fleet. She admirably performed every mission assigned to her and her officers and men may be justly proud of their fine record.”
— W.F. Halsey, Admiral, USN (1945)







Welcome Aboard

A Fletcher Class destroyer built in 1941–1942 at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, and commissioned on 28 August 1942, Taylor served in World War II, Korea, Cold War, Vietnam and was decommissioned in 1969. The USS Taylor and the Taylor Sailors sites use historical information, photos and accounts to record serving in the ship. In the USS Taylor (DD/DDE 468) navigation, you can view the archival history of the ship by war periods. With this link to the Taylor Sailors section of the site you can locate and communicate with shipmates in the Message Board or Directory, or check Reunion and News updates.

Ship Highlights


2022 Reunion Cancelled

The Taylor Sailor Reunion planned for October 2022 has been canceled. To learn more.