USS Emmons (DD 457)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||14 Nov 1940|
|Launched||23 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||5 Dec 1941|
|Lost||6 Apr 1945|
|Loss position||26° 48'N, 128° 04'E|
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-22 on 15 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Emmons (DD 457)
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|1||Thomas Cameron Ragan, USN||5 Dec 1941||10 Oct 1942|
|2||Harold Millar Heming, USN||10 Oct 1942||4 Jul 1943|
|3||Edward Baxter Billingsley, USN||4 Jul 1943||30 Nov 1944|
|4||Eugene Noble Foss, 2nd, USNR||30 Nov 1944||6 Apr 1945|
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Notable events involving Emmons include:
17 May 1944
German U-boat U-616 was sunk on 17 May 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Ténès, Algeria, in position 36°46'N, 00°52'E, by depth charges from the US destroyers USS Nields, USS Gleaves, USS Ellyson, USS Macomb, USS Hambleton, USS Rodman, USS Emmons and USS Hilary P. Jones and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (36 Sqn RAF/K) on 15 May.