USS George E. Badger (AVD 3)
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||24 Sep 1918|
|Launched||6 Mar 1920|
|Commissioned||28 Jul 1920|
|End service||3 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned on 11 August 1922
Commands listed for USS George E. Badger (AVD 3)
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|1||Frank Akers, USN||8 Jan 1940||19 Apr 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Selden Purvis, Jr., USN||19 Apr 1941||9 Jul 1942 (1)|
|3||Lt. William Harry Johnsen, USN||9 Jul 1942||22 Apr 1943|
|4||Thomas Hugh Byrd, USNR||22 Apr 1943||5 Dec 1943|
|5||Edward Matthews Higgins, Jr., USNR||5 Dec 1943||24 Aug 1945|
|6||Edward Casper Stokes, USNR||24 Aug 1945||3 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving George E. Badger include:
23 Jul 1943
German U-boat U-613 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic south of the Azores, in position 35°32'N, 28°36'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS George E. Badger.
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.