Robert Stephens Ford, USN

Born  31 Jul 1903?, New York, USA
Died  5 Apr 1991(87)

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1 Jul 1936 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Jul 1949 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Robert Stephens Ford, USN

USS Eberle (DD 430)Lt.Destroyer15 May 194230 May 1942
USS Rowan (DD 405)T/Lt.Cdr.Destroyer10 Oct 194211 Sep 1943
USS Nashville (CL 43)T/Cdr.Light cruiserJan 194624 Jun 1946

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Destroyer USS Rowan (DD 405)

16 Mar 1943
USS Rowan picks up 3 survivors from the American merchant Benjamin Harrison that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-172 in the North Atlantic east of the Azores in position 39°09'N, 24°15'W.

17 Mar 1943
USS Rowan, USS Champlin and the American merchant William Johnson together pick up survivors from the American merchant Molly Pitcher that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-167 in the North Atlantic about 500 nautical miles west of Lisbon. The Molly Pitcher was abandoned and finally sunk the next day by German U-boat U-521.

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