Allied Warships

USS Ingraham (i) (DD 444)

Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassBenson / Gleaves 
PennantDD 444 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1939 
Laid down15 Nov 1939 
Launched15 Feb 1941 
Commissioned17 Jul 1941 
Lost22 Aug 1942 
Loss position42° 34'N, 60° 05'W

USS Ingraham (Cdr. William Mccall Haynsworth, Jr., USN) sank after a violent collision with the Navy oil tanker USS Chemung in 'pea-soup fog' off the coast of Nova Scotia in position 42º34'N, 60º05'W. The Ingraham was part of Task Force 37 escorting Convoy AT-20 to the United Kingdom. An internal explosion caused the ship to blaze from stem to stern. It was all over in a flash, the burning wreck vanishing beneath the waves taking the lives of 218 of her crew. There were only 11 survivors, one officer and 10 ratings all rescued by the Chemung's boat crews.


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1Lt.Cdr. William Mccall Haynsworth, Jr., USN17 Jul 194122 Aug 1942 (+)

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