Allied Warships

USS Duncan (i) (DD 485)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 485 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down31 Jul 1941 
Launched20 Feb 1942 
Commissioned16 Apr 1942 
Lost12 Oct 1942 

USS Duncan (Lt.Cdr. Edmund Battelle Taylor, USN) made a daring one ship attack and found herself between Japanese and American battle groups resulting in receiving more than 50 hits. When she sank 58 men and 5 officers were lost. 195 men were rescued from the shark infested waters by USS McCalla (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Cooper, USN).


Commands listed for USS Duncan (i) (DD 485)

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1Lt.Cdr. Edmund Battelle Taylor, USN16 Apr 194212 Oct 1942

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Blood on the Sea

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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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