USS Young (DD 580)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||7 May 1942|
|Launched||15 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||31 Jul 1943|
|End service||31 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 31 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Young (DD 580)
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|1||T/Cdr. George Bernard Madden, USN||31 Jul 1943||26 Aug 1944|
|2||Donald Granville Dockum, USN||26 Aug 1944||15 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Young include:
13 Nov 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Chesapeake Bay for Mers El Kebir, Algeria. She is escorted by USS Cogswell (Cdr. H.T. Deutermann, USN), USS William D. Porter (Cdr. W.A. Walter, USN) and USS Young (Cdr. G.B. Madden, USN).
Iowa had on board President Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Chief of Staff Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff of the Army General George C. Marshall, Chief of Naval Operations Ernest King, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces Henry Arnold, Harry Hopkins to Mers El Kébir, Algeria, This was the first leg of their journey to the Tehran Conference.
For the daily positions of USS Iowa during this passage see the map below.