USS Belknap (AVD 8)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||31 Jul 1918|
|Launched||14 Jan 1919|
|Commissioned||28 Apr 1919|
|End service||4 Aug 1945|
Reclassified as sea plane tender AVD-8 on 2 August 1940
Commands listed for USS Belknap (AVD 8)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Silas Bruce Moore, USN||2 Aug 1940||1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Sylvius Gazze, USN||1941||???|
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Noteable events involving Belknap include:
The Jonathan Sturges was torpedoed and sunk on 24 February 1943 by German U-boat U-707 in the North Atlantic in position 46°15'N, 38°11'W.
The Madoera was torpedoed and damaged on 24 February 1943 by German U-boat U-653 in the North Atlantic in position 46°02'N, 39°20'W. The Madoera managed to reach St. John's, Canada under her own power on 1 March 1943.