USS Wadsworth (DD 516)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||18 Aug 1942|
|Launched||10 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||16 Mar 1943|
|End service||18 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 18 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Wadsworth (DD 516)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Franklin Walsh, USN||16 Mar 1943||22 Aug 1944|
|2||Raymond Dennis Fusselman, USN||22 Aug 1944||7 Aug 1945|
|3||Harry Charles Mason, USN||7 Aug 1945||18 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Wadsworth include:
1 Sep 1943
USS Wadsworth (Cdr. J.F. Walker, USN) sank the Japanese submarine I-182 (offsite link) with depth charges off the southern coast of Espiritu Santo in position 15°38'S, 166°57'E.