Allied Warships

USS Pillsbury (i) (DD 227)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 227 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down23 Oct 1919 
Launched3 Aug 1920 
Commissioned15 Dec 1920 
Lost1 Mar 1942 
Loss position14° 30'S, 106° 30'E

USS Pillsbury (Lt.Cdr. Harold Clay Pound, USN) was sunk on the 1st of March, 1942 in position 14º30'S, 106º30'E when she ran into a major Japanese task force, consisting 4 battleships and 5 cruisers and several destroyers, purposely deployed to interdict any Allied fleet activity and flee escape attempts from Java. There were no survivors.

USS Pillsbury received 2 Battle Stars for her services.


Commands listed for USS Pillsbury (i) (DD 227)

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1Harold Clay Pound, USN31 Jul 19401 Mar 1942 (+)

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Media links

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Blood on the Sea

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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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