USS Luce (DD 522)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||24 Aug 1942|
|Launched||6 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||21 Jun 1943|
|Lost||4 May 1945|
|Loss position||26.35N, 127.10E|
Struck by a Japanese kamikaze plane and sunk west of Okinawa in position 26°35'N, 127°10'E. 186 men survived including the wounded Commanding officer Cmdr Jacob Wilson Waterhouse and 150 men were lost with the ship.
Commands listed for USS Luce (DD 522)
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|1||Cdr. Donald Cord Varian, USN||21 Jun 1943||22 Nov 1943|
|2||Hinton Allen Owens, USN||22 Nov 1943||Jan 1945|
|3||Jacob Wilson Waterhouse, USN||Jan 1945||4 May 1945|
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