USS Clemson (AVD 4)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||Sea plane tender|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||11 May 1918|
|Launched||5 Sep 1918|
|Commissioned||29 Dec 1919|
|End service||12 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned on 30 June 1922
Commands listed for USS Clemson (AVD 4)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt.Cdr. John Perry Whitney, USN||12 Jul 1940||28 Feb 1942|
|2||T/Lt.Cdr. William Mason Walsh, USN||28 Feb 1942||3 Mar 1942|
|3||Cdr. John Perry Whitney, USN||3 Mar 1942||22 Apr 1942 (1)|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. William Mason Walsh, USN||22 Apr 1942||9 Feb 1943|
|5||T/Cdr. Evan White Yancey, USN||9 Feb 1943||3 Sep 1943|
|6||William Francis Moran, USNR||3 Sep 1943||4 Mar 1945|
|7||Arthur H. Hardy, Jr., USNR||4 Mar 1945||21 Sep 1945|
|8||James Howard Robertson, USNR||21 Sep 1945||12 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Clemson include:
13 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-172 was sunk on 13 December 1943 in the mid-Atlantic after a 27 hour fight west of the Canary Islands, in position 26°29'N, 29°58'W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue and by some 200 depth charges from the US destroyers USS George E. Badger, USS Clemson, USS Osmond Ingram and USS Du Pont.
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