USS Clemson (AVD 4)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||11 May 1918|
|Launched||5 Sep 1918|
|Commissioned||29 Dec 1919|
|End service||12 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned on 30 June 1922
Commands listed for USS Clemson (AVD 4)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Perry Whitney, USN||1940||???|
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Noteable events involving Clemson include:
13 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-172 was sunk on 13 December 1943 in the mid-Atlantic after a 27 hour fight west of the Canary Islands, in position 26°29'N, 29°58'W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue and by some 200 depth charges from the US destroyers USS George E. Badger, USS Clemson, USS Osmond Ingram and USS Du Pont. (see map)