USS Fiske (i) (DE 143)
Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||4 Jan 1943|
|Launched||14 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||25 Aug 1943|
|Lost||2 Aug 1944|
|Loss position||47° 11'N, 33° 29'W|
On 2 August 1944, USS Fiske was part of the hunter-killer Task Group 22.6 formed around the escort carrier USS Wake Island (CVE 65) when she was hit on starboard side amidships by a Gnat homing torpedo from U-804, broke in two and sank about 800 nautical miles east of Cape Race, Newfoundland in position 47º11'N, 33º29'W. 33 crew members were lost. The survivors, among them the commander and 50 wounded men, were picked up by the destroyer escort USS Farquhar (DE 139) and taken to Argentia.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the USS Fiske (i)|
Commands listed for USS Fiske (i) (DE 143)
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|1||T/Cdr. Robert Power Walker, USN||25 Aug 1943||20 Jan 1944|
|2||Lt. John Alfred Comly, USNR||20 Jan 1944||2 Aug 1944|
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