USS Broome (DD 210)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||8 Oct 1918|
|Launched||14 May 1919|
|Commissioned||31 Oct 1919|
|End service||20 May 1946|
Decommissioned 30 December 1922
Commands listed for USS Broome (DD 210)
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|1||John Yancey Dannenberg, USN||5 Apr 1938||16 Jan 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Edward Fraser, USN||16 Jan 1940||9 Dec 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Karl Frederick Poehlmann, USN||9 Dec 1941||23 May 1942|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. George Cameron Seay, USN||23 May 1942||1 Jul 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Charles Snowden Arthur, Jr., USN||1 Jul 1943||20 Sep 1944|
|6||Winthrop B. Walker, USNR||20 Sep 1944||1 Oct 1945|
|7||Thomas L Wallace, USNR||1 Oct 1945||20 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Broome include:
19 Apr 1942
USS Broome (Lt.Cdr. K.F. Poehlmann, USN) picks up 27 survivors from the American merchant Alcoa Guide that was torpedoed and sunk on the April 17th by German U-boat U-123 some 300 miles east of Cape Hatteras in position 35°34'N, 70°08'W.
27 Jul 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Broome (Lt. C.S. Arthur, Jr., USN), HMS Duncan (Cdr. Sir P.W Gretton, DSO and Bar, DSC, OBE, RN) and HMS Sunflower (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Plomer, RCNVR). (2)
28 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Broome (Lt. C.S. Arthur, Jr., USN), USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Fahle, USN), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Highlander (Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN) and USS Charles F. Hughes (T/Cdr. B.S. Copping, USN). (3)
- ADM 173/17783
- ADM 173/17796
- ADM 173/17926
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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