USS Longshaw (DD 559)
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||16 Jun 1942|
|Launched||4 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Dec 1943|
|Lost||18 May 1945|
|Loss position||26° 11'N, 127° 34'E|
Grounded of the southern end of Okinawa on 18 May 1945 and sunk by Japanese shore batteries in position 26°11'N, 127°37'E, 84 of her crew were lost including the Commanding Officer Lt.Cdr. Clarence William Becker, USN, with the ship.
Commands listed for USS Longshaw (DD 559)
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|1||T/Cdr. Daniel Thomas Birtwell, Jr., USN||4 Dec 1943||8 Dec 1943|
|2||Neal Almgren, USN||8 Dec 1943||13 Dec 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Robert Hursey Speck, USN||13 Dec 1943||28 Jan 1945|
|4||T/Cdr. Theodore Robert Vogeley, USN||28 Jan 1945||10 May 1945|
|5||Clarence William Becker, USN||10 May 1945||18 May 1945 (+)|
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