USS Ernest G. Small (DD 838)
Destroyer of the Gearing class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||14 Jun 1943|
|Laid down||30 Jan 1945|
|Launched||14 Jun 1945|
|Commissioned||21 Aug 1945|
Reclassified as DDR-838 on 18 July 1952.
Commands listed for USS Ernest G. Small (DD 838)
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|1||T/Cdr. Thomas Dana McGrath, USN||21 Aug 1945||Aug 1947|
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Notable events involving Ernest G. Small include:
2 May 1941
At 2345 hours, while exercising in the Pentland Firth, HNoMS St. Albans (Capt. G. Hovdenak, RNorN) rammed and sunk the auxiliary minesweeping trawler HMT Alberic. The trawler sank quickly taking 13 of her crew with her. St. Ablans sustained damage to her bow. (1)
- ADM 199/399
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