DD-368 USS Flusser
USS Flusser was built in September 1935 at Kearny, New Jersey. She was commissioned in October 1936, and sailed from New York to her first shakedown cruise in the Western Mediterranean. Returning to the states, she operated along the east coast during 1937 for 5 months, doing patrols and escort services. In July of that year, she was sent to San Diego until 1939. After that, USS Flusser was sent to Pearl Harbor for training and then sent on an escort mission with USS Lexington, which put her at sea when Pearl Harbor was attacked.
She returned to Pearl Harbor and went back to escort duties in the South Pacific before being overhauled for the better part of 1942 and into 1943. Finally, Flesser went back to escort operations and then patrols within the Fijis and Samoa. She was involved in many bombardments during this time. USS Flusser had a brief overhaul in 1944 and then took part in training before returning to active assistance in the war effort. For the rest of 1944 and into 1945, Flusser performed escorts, patrols, and other missions throughout the Pacific. In December 1946, she was decommissioned at Norfolk and sold for scrapping in January 1948.
DD-368 General Specifications
Class: Mahan class destroyer
Named for: Charles W. Flusser
Complement: 168 Officers and Enlisted
Displacement: 1600 tons
Length: 341 feet 4 inches
Beam: 36 feet
Flank Speed: 37 knots
Final Disposition: Sold 6 January 1948