USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786)


|Ship name=USS ''Richard B. Anderson'' (DD-786) |Ship namesake=Richard B. Anderson |Ship ordered= |Ship builder= |Ship laid down=1 December 1944 |Ship launched=7 July 1945 |Ship acquired= |Ship commissioned=26 October 1945 |Ship decommissioned=20 December 1975 |Ship struck=30 January 1976 |Ship motto= |Ship nickname= |Ship honors=*4 battle stars (Korea) *11 battle stars (Vietnam) *3 Meritorious Unit Commendations *5 Combat Action Ribbons *Humanitarian Service Medal |Ship fate=Transferred to Republic of China, 1 June 1977 |Ship notes= }}

|Ship name= ROCS ''Kai Yang'' (DD-24) |Ship namesake= |Ship acquired= 1 June 1977 |Ship commissioned= |Ship reclassified=DDG-924 }}

|Ship displacement= full |Ship length= |Ship beam= |Ship draft= |Ship depth= |Ship propulsion=Geared turbines, 2 shafts, |Ship speed= |Ship range= at |Ship complement=336 |Ship armament=*6 × 5"/38 caliber guns *12 × 40 mm AA guns *11 × 20 mm AA guns *10 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes *6 × depth charge projectors *2 × depth charge tracks |Ship armor= |Ship notes= }} |} '''USS ''Richard B. Anderson'' (DD-786)''' was a ''Gearing''-class destroyer of the United States Navy, named for USMC Private First Class Richard B. Anderson (1921–1944), who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Battle of Kwajalein.

''Richard B. Anderson'' was laid down on 1 December 1944 by Todd Pacific Shipyards, Inc., Seattle, Washington; launched on 7 July 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Oscar A. Anderson, mother of PFC Anderson; and commissioned on 26 October 1945, Commander Hugh H. Murray in command. Among the ''Anderson'''s plank owners was Motor Machinists Mate Robert L. Anderson (Richard's brother). Ship was featured in the movie The Caine Mutiny, shown at the end of the movie. Provided by Wikipedia