Allied Warships

USS Glennon (i) (DD 620)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBristol 
PennantDD 620 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down25 Mar 1942 
Launched26 Aug 1942 
Commissioned8 Oct 1942 
Lost8 Jun 1944 
Loss position49° 32'N, 1° 12'W
History

Sunk by mine and gunfire from German shore batteries off Quineville, Normandy, France.
25 of her crew were lost and 267 survived including the Commanding officer though 42 were wounded; They were rescued by the USS Staff.
The wreck lies 7 meters of water in position 49º31'44"N, 01º12'14"W.

 

Commands listed for USS Glennon (i) (DD 620)

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CommanderFromTo
1Floyd Charles Camp, USN8 Oct 194230 Aug 1943
2Clifford Arthur Johnson, USN30 Aug 194310 Jun 1944

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