USS Ellyson (DD 454)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||20 Dec 1940|
|Launched||25 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||28 Nov 1941|
|End service||19 Oct 1954|
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-19 on 15 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Ellyson (DD 454)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Bartholomew Rooney, USN||28 Nov 1941|
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Noteable events involving Ellyson include:
14 Jan 1942
USS Ellyson picks up survivors from the Panamanian tanker Norness that was torpedoed and sunk 60 nautical miles from Montauk Point, Long Island in position 40°28'N, 70°50'W by German U-boat U-123.
17 May 1944
German U-boat U-616 was scuttled on 17 May, 1944 in the Mediterranean east of Cartagena, in position 36?46'N, 00?52'E, after fatal damaged from depth charges from the US destroyers USS Nields, USS Gleaves, USS Ellyson, USS Macomb, USS Hambleton, USS Rodman, USS Emmons and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 36/K), after a 3 day-long hunt. (see map)