Allied Warships

USS Underhill (DE 682)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 682 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered29 Oct 1942 
Laid down16 Sep 1943 
Launched15 Oct 1943 
Commissioned15 Nov 1943 
Lost24 Jul 1945 
Loss position19° 20'N, 126° 42'E

Sunk by a Kaiten torpedo from the Japanese submarine I-53 in the Philippine Sea east-north-east of Luzon in position 19º20'N, 126º42'E
Broke in two and foundered instantly, 112 of her crew were lost with the ship.


Commands listed for USS Underhill (DE 682)

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1Sidney Richmond Jackson, USNR15 Nov 194324 Aug 1944
2Robert Masten Newcomb, USNR24 Aug 194424 Jul 1945 (+)

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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