Allied Warships

USS Goldsborough (AVD 5)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantAVD 5 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down8 Jun 1918 
Launched20 Nov 1918 
Commissioned26 Jan 1920 
End service11 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned on 14 July 1922
Reclassified as sea plane tender AVP-18 on 15 November 1939
Classification changed to AVD-5 on 24 August 1940
Reclassified back to destroyer DD-188 on 1 December 1943
Converted to high speed transport and reclassified APD-32 on 7 March 1944
Classification changed back to Destroyer DD-188 on 10 July 1945
Decommissioned on 11 October 1945
Stricken on 24 October 1945
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 21 November 1946

 

Commands listed for USS Goldsborough (AVD 5)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Roland Philip Kauffman, USN12 Jul 194017 Aug 1942 (1)
2W. I. Darnell, USN17 Aug 194228 Oct 1942
3Reid Puryear Fiala, USN28 Oct 194220 Jul 1943
4W. J. Meehan, USNR20 Jul 194324 Feb 1945
5C. E. Caton, USNR24 Feb 1945Aug 1945
6F. T. Hyde, USNRAug 1945Sep 1945
7C. J. Harvi, USNRSep 1945

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Notable events involving Goldsborough include:


13 Aug 1943
USS Goldsborough (Lt. W.J. Meehan, USNR) picks up 24 survivors from the British merchant Fort Halkett that was sunk by German U-boat U-185 about 600 miles southeast of Natal, Brazil in position 09°30'S, 26°50'W on 6 August.

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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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