USS Bainbridge (DD 246)
|Name||USS Bainbridge (DD 246)|
|Completed||1920 - New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden NJ|
|Owner||United States Navy|
|Date of attack||15 Jun 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-701 (Horst Degen)|
|Position||36.52N, 75.51W - Grid CA 73|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in February 1921 as USS Bainbridge (DD 246) and joined the Atlantic Fleet. 1922 assigned to the Naval Detachement in Turkish Waters. On 16 Dec, 1922 the destroyer rescued approximately 500 survivors from the burning French troop transport Vinh-Long off Constantinople, the commander LtCmdr W.A. Edwards received the Medal of Honor. From 1923 to 1927 she joined the Scouting Fleet and was decommissioned in 1930. 1933 reactivated until 1937.|
On 26 Sep, 1939, USS Bainbridge (DD 246) was again recommissioned and operated with the Neutrality Patrol. From 1941 to 1945 carried out convoy duties off the US East coast and in the Caribbean. She received one battle star for her WWII service as a convoy escort (June - August 1943).
|Notes on loss|
On 15 Jun, 1942, the convoy KN-109 came into a minefield laid on 11 June by U-701 off Virginia Beach. The A/S trawler HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214) sank and the tankers Robert C. Tuttle and Esso Augusta, along with the destroyer USS Bainbridge (DD 246) were damaged.
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