USS Mayo (DD 422)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 May 1938|
|Launched||26 Mar 1940|
|Commissioned||18 Sep 1940|
|End service||18 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 18 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Mayo (DD 422)
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|1||Lt. Campbell Dallas Emory, USN||18 Sep 1940||???|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Ralston Birto Varzant, USN||1941||???|
|3||Cdr. Irving Terrill Duke, USN||???||???|
|4||Cdr. Frederick Shrom Habecker, USN||???||???|
|5||Cdr. Albert David Kaplan, USN||???||???|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Wayne Herkness, II, USN||???||???|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Boyden Glidden, USNR||???||???|
|8||Lt.Cdr. Wayne Herkness, II, USN||1945||18 Mar 1946|
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Noteable events involving Mayo include:
11 Jul 1942
USS Livermore and USS Mayo together pick up 32 survivors from the American merchant Santa Rita that was torpedoed and sunk on 9 July 1942 by German U-boat U-172 about 700 nautical miles north-east of Puerto Rico in position 26°11'N, 55°40'W.