Allied Warships

USS Mahan (DD 364)

Destroyer of the Mahan class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassMahan 
PennantDD 364 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down12 Jun 1934 
Launched19 Oct 1935 
Commissioned18 Sep 1936 
Lost7 Dec 1944 
Loss position10.50N, 124.30E
History

Sunk after being hit by 3 Japanese kamikaze planes south-west of Ormoc Bay, Philippines in position 10º50'N, 124º30'E. The ship was abandoned and the survivors were picked up by nearby vessels. An hour later USS Walke sank Mahan by gunfire and torpedoes. 6 of her crew were lost. Destroyed by Japanese aircraft in the Leyte Gulf, scuttled by Walke.

 

Commands listed for USS Mahan (DD 364)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. John Beresford Wynn Waller, USN18 Sep 193623 Nov 1937
2Lt.Cdr. Herbert Gladstone Hopwood, USN23 Nov 193716 Jul 1939

3Lt.Cdr. Rodger Whitten Simpson, USN5 Apr 194123 Mar 1943
4Lt.Cdr. James Thomas Smith, USN23 Mar 194318 Dec 1943
5Lt.Cdr. Ernest Goodrich Campbell, USN18 Dec 19437 Dec 1944

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Media links


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Blood on the Sea

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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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