USS Johnston (i) (DD 557)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||6 May 1942|
|Launched||25 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||27 Oct 1943|
|Lost||25 Oct 1944|
|Loss position||11° 46'N, 126° 09'E|
The American destroyer USS Johnston (i) (DD 557) lost on 25 Oct 1944 in position 11° 46'N, 126° 09'E.
Sunk by gunfire from Japanese warships off Samar in position 11º46'N, 126º09'E. 183 of her crew were lost and 143 survived rescued by the USS LCI 74/337/340/341/; PC 623/1113 though all were wounded/injured; However amongst those lost was her the Commanding officer who was awarded a medal of Honour and the Ship the Presidential Citation.
Commands listed for USS Johnston (i) (DD 557)
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|1||T/Cdr. Ernest Edwin Evans, USN||27 Oct 1943||25 Oct 1944 (+)|
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