Allied Warships

USS Henley (i) (DD 391)

Destroyer of the Bagley class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 391 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down28 Oct 1935 
Launched12 Jan 1937 
Commissioned14 Aug 1937 
Lost3 Oct 1943 
Loss position7° 40'S, 148° 06'E

USS Henley (Cdr. Carlton Rolla Adams, USN) was sunk after being torpedoed by the Japanese submarine RO-108 (offsite link) off Cape Cretin, New Guinea in position 07º40'S, 148°06'E.
17 crewmembers lost their lives.


Commands listed for USS Henley (i) (DD 391)

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1Henry Young McCown, USN14 Aug 193723 May 1938
2Ruthledge Barker Tomkins, USN23 May 193814 Jan 1941 (1)
3Robert Hall Smith, USN14 Jan 194114 Aug 1942 (1)
4Earl Kendall van Swearingen, USN14 Aug 19429 Apr 1943
5Carlton Rolla Adams, USN9 Apr 19433 Oct 1943

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair

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Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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