USS Drexler (DD 741)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||24 Apr 1944|
|Launched||3 Sep 1944|
|Commissioned||14 Nov 1944|
|Lost||28 May 1945|
|Loss position||27° 06'N, 127° 38'E|
USS Drexler (Cdr. Ronald Lee Wilson, USN) was hit and sunk by a Japanese kamikaze plane north-west of Okinawa in position 27º06'N, 127º38'E. 164 of her crew were lost with the ship. Amongst the survivors was the Commanding Officer who was wounded.
Commands listed for USS Drexler (DD 741)
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|1||T/Cdr. Ronald Lee Wilson, USN||14 Nov 1944||28 May 1945|
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Notable events involving Drexler include:
23 Jan 1945
USS Drexler (Cmdr Ronald Lee Wilson) departed from Norfolk bound for Trinidad.
10 Feb 1945
From Trididad USS Drexler (Cdr. R.L. Wilson) sailed to San Diego, California where she arrived on this day.
13 Feb 1945
USS Drexler (Cdr. R.L. Wilson) departed from San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor.
23 Feb 1945
USS Drexler (Cdr. R.L. Wilson) departed from Pearl Harbor for Ulithi.
27 Mar 1945
USS Drexler (Cdr. R.L. Wilson) departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa operations.