USS Sims (i) (DD 409)
Destroyer of the Sims class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||15 Jul 1937|
|Launched||8 Apr 1939|
|Commissioned||1 Aug 1939|
|Lost||7 May 1942|
|Loss position||15° 10'S, 158° 05'E|
The American destroyer USS Sims (i) (DD 409) lost on 7 May 1942 in position 15° 10'S, 158° 05'E.
USS Sims (Lt.Cdr. Willford Milton Hyman, USN) was sunk by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea in position 15º10'S, 158º05'E, there were only 14 survivors. The Commanding Officer was among those killed in action.
Commands listed for USS Sims (i) (DD 409)
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|1||William Arthur Griswold, USN||1 Aug 1939||6 Oct 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Wilford Milton Hyman, USN||6 Oct 1941||7 May 1942 (+)|
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