USS Somers (DD 381)
Destroyer of the Somers class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Jun 1935|
|Launched||13 Mar 1937|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1937|
Decommissioned 13 October 1945.
Commands listed for USS Somers (DD 381)
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|1||Cdr. James Edward Maher, USN||1 Dec 1937||late 1939|
|2||Cdr. Jeffrey Caswell Metzel, Jr., USN||late 1939||early 1942 (1)|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Crosby Wood, USN||early 1942||26 Feb 1943|
|4||T/Cdr. William Christopher Hughes, Jr., USN||26 Feb 1943||25 Oct 1944 (1)|
|5||Edward Michael Luby, USN||25 Oct 1944||13 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Somers include:
21 May 1945
From 21 to 23 May 1945, HMS Sheffield (Capt. J.W.M. Eaton, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises in the Gulf of Maine. She was escorted by the destroyers USS Somers (T/Lt.Cdr. E.M. Luby, USN) and USS Davis (T/Lt.Cdr. T.D. Cunningham, USN). (2)
- ADM 53/122232
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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