USS Isherwood (DD 520)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||12 May 1942|
|Launched||24 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Apr 1943|
|End service||11 Sep 1961|
Decommissioned 1 February 1946.
Recommissioned 5 April 1951.
Commands listed for USS Isherwood (DD 520)
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|1||T/Cdr. Robert Emmett Gadrow, USN||12 Apr 1943||11 Apr 1944|
|2||T/Cdr. Louis Edward Schmidt, Jr., USN||11 Apr 1944||15 Aug 1945|
|3||Louis Harkey Mayo, USN||15 Aug 1945||1 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Isherwood include:
28 Aug 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Spartan (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN), HMS Hardy (Lt.Cdr. R. Horncastle, RN), HMS Rocket (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Acworth, OBE, RN), HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN) and USS Isherwood (Cdr. R.E. Gadrow, USN). (1)
3 Sep 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with ORP Orkan (Cdr. S. Hryniewiecki, ORP), USS Isherwood (Cdr. R.E. Gadrow, USN) and USS Hobson (Lt.Cdr. K. Loveland, USN).
Later she departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)