USS Mahan (DD 364)
Destroyer of the Mahan class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||12 Jun 1934|
|Launched||19 Oct 1935|
|Commissioned||18 Sep 1936|
|Lost||7 Dec 1944|
|Loss position||10° 50'N, 124° 30'E|
USS Mahan (Cdr. Ernest Goodrich Campbell, USN) was sunk after being hit by 3 Japanese kamikaze planes south-west of Ormoc Bay, Philippines in position 10º50'N, 124º30'E. The ship was abandoned and the survivors were picked up by nearby vessels. An hour later USS Walke sank Mahan by gunfire and torpedoes. 6 of her crew were lost. Destroyed by Japanese aircraft in the Leyte Gulf, scuttled by Walke.
Commands listed for USS Mahan (DD 364)
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|1||John Henry Leppert, USN||16 Jul 1939||5 Apr 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Rodger Whitten Simpson, USN||5 Apr 1941||23 Mar 1943|
|3||T/Cdr. James Thomas Smith, USN||23 Mar 1943||18 Dec 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Earnest Goodrich Campbell, USN||18 Dec 1943||7 Dec 1944|
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