Allied Warships

USS Navajo (AT 64)

Fleet tug of the Navajo class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeFleet tug
ClassNavajo 
PennantAT 64 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Aug 1938 
Laid down12 Dec 1938 
Launched17 Aug 1939 
Commissioned26 Jan 1940 
Lost12 Sep 1943 
History

Torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-39 (offsite link) some 150 miles east of Espiritu Santo. 17 of the crew were killed. The survivors were picked up by the US minesweeper USS YMS-266

 

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1Lt.Cdr. Myron Edgar Thomas, USN26 Jan 1940??? (1)

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