USS Jarvis (i) (DD 393)
Destroyer of the Bagley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||21 Aug 1935|
|Launched||6 May 1937|
|Commissioned||27 Oct 1937|
|Lost||9 Aug 1942|
|Loss position||9° 42'S, 158° 59'E|
USS Jarvis (Lt.Cdr. William Walter Graham, Jr., USN) was sunk by Japanese aircraft south-east of Guadalcanal in position 09º42'S, 158º59'E on 9 August 1942.
Commands listed for USS Jarvis (i) (DD 393)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Raymond Ferguson, USN||27 Oct 1937||15 Mar 1939 (1)|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Corydon Halstead Kimball, USN||10 Jun 1939||15 Jun 1941 (1)|
|3||Leonidas Walthall Pancoast, USN||15 Jun 1941||15 Jul 1941|
|4||Cdr. James Russell Topper, USN||15 Jul 1941||20 Dec 1941 (1)|
|5||Cmdr William Rudolph Thayer, USN||20 Dec 1941||17 May 1942|
|6||William Walter Graham, Jr., USN||17 May 1942||9 Aug 1942 (+)|
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Notable events involving Jarvis (i) include:
9 Aug 1942
The USS Jarvis was hit by an aerial torpedo while escorting troopships at the Guadalcanal landings. It opened a hole 50 feet long in her boiler room. After emergency repairs, she attempted to set sail at a speed of 8 knots for Brisbane when Japanese dive-bombers torpedoed her. The destroyer broke in two and sank with the entire 247-man crew. (2)
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