USS Winslow (DD 359)
Destroyer of the Porter class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||18 Dec 1933|
|Launched||21 Sep 1936|
|Commissioned||17 Feb 1937|
|End service||28 Jun 1950|
Reclassified AG-127 on 17 September 1945
Commands listed for USS Winslow (DD 359)
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|1||Cdr. Randall Euesta Dees, USN||9 Jun 1939||20 Jun 1941 (1)|
|2||Cdr. Harold Romeyn Holcomb, USN||20 Jun 1941||7 Jan 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. William Jefferson Marshall, USN||7 Jan 1942||30 Jun 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Warren Porter Mowatt, USN||30 Jun 1942||12 Feb 1943|
|5||Lt. William Tindall Samuels, USN||12 Feb 1943||13 Mar 1943|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Alexander Martin Kowalzyk, Jr., USN||13 Mar 1943||10 Nov 1943|
|7||T/Lt.Cdr. William Tindall Samuels, USN||10 Nov 1943||12 Jul 1945|
|8||Lt.Cdr. John Paul Howatt, USN||12 Jul 1945||28 Jan 1947|
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Notable events involving Winslow include:
13 Dec 1941
HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. A.W.S. Agar, VC, DSO, RN) departed Simonstown to escort convoy WS 12X to Bombay. This convoy was made up of the US troopships (carrying British troops !!!); Wakefield (24289 GRT, built 1931), Mount Vernon (24289 GRT, built 1932), West Point (26454 GRT, built 1940), Leonard Wood (13712 GRT, built 1922), Joseph T. Dickman (13869 GRT, built 1922) and Orizaba (6937 GRT, built 1918).
HMS Dorsetshire made rendez-vous at sea with the convoy that had departed Capetown earlier that day and was at that time escorted by the US destroyers USS Wainwright, USS Moffett, USS McDougal, USS Winslow, USS Mayrant and USS Rowan. These destroyers parted company with the convoy at 1600C/14 (C = time zone -3). (2)
- ADM 53/114140
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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