Allied Warships

USS Du Pont (DD 152)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDD 152 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down2 May 1918 
Launched22 Oct 1918 
Commissioned30 Apr 1919 
End service2 May 1946 
History

Decommissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19 April 1922
Recommisioned 15 August 1934
Decommissioned 14 January 1937
Recommissioned 16 October 1939
Converted for target towing and reclassified as AG-80 on 25 September 1944
Decommissioned 2 May 1946
Sold for scrap 12 March 1946.

 

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Notable events involving Du Pont include:


15 Mar 1942
USS Du Pont picks up 26 survivors from the American merchant Ario that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-158 east of Cape Lookout in position 34°37'N, 76°20'W.

13 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-172 was sunk on 13 December 1943 in the mid-Atlantic after a 27 hour fight west of the Canary Islands, in position 26°29'N, 29°58'W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue and by some 200 depth charges from the US destroyers USS George E. Badger, USS Clemson, USS Osmond Ingram and USS Du Pont.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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