Allied Warships

USS Cassin (DD 372)

Destroyer of the Mahan class


USS Cassin as seen before the war

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassMahan 
PennantDD 372 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down1 Oct 1934 
Launched28 Oct 1935 
Commissioned21 Aug 1936 
End service17 Dec 1945 
History

Cassin was almost completely destroyed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, She was decommissioned the same day.
Her equipment was salvaged from her hulk and was taken to the Mare Island Navy Yard at Vallejo, California, where Cassin was completely rebuilt in a new hull, recommissioning on 6 February 1944.
Decommissioned 17 December 1945.
Stricken 28 January 1947.
Sold 25 November 1947 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Cassin (DD 372)

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CommanderFromTo
1William Francis Fitzgerald, Jr,, USN16 Jun 193917 Jan 1941
2Daniel Francis Joseph Shea, USN17 Jan 19417 Dec 1941 (1)

3T/Cdr. Vincent James Meola, USN5 Feb 1944Dec 1944
4Homer Earl Conrad, USNDec 194417 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Cassin include:


1 Dec 1944
USS Caiman (Cdr. F.C. Lucas, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Saipan together with USS Cassin (Cdr. V.J. Meola, USN), USS Ellet (Cdr. E.C. Rider, USN) and USS Grayson (Cdr. W.V. Pratt, III, USN).

2 Dec 1944
USS Caiman (Cdr. F.C. Lucas, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Saipan together with USS Cassin (Cdr. V.J. Meola, USN), USS Ellet (Cdr. E.C. Rider, USN) and USS Grayson (Cdr. W.V. Pratt, III, USN).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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