USS Rhind (DD 404)
Destroyer of the Benham class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||22 Sep 1937|
|Launched||28 Jul 1938|
|Commissioned||10 Nov 1939|
|End service||28 Aug 1946|
Damaged in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in July 1946.
Commands listed for USS Rhind (DD 404)
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|1||George Randolph Cooper, USN||10 Nov 1939||1 Apr 1942|
|2||Henry Tucker Read, USN||1 Apr 1942||14 Jan 1943|
|3||Otto William Spahr, Jr., USN||14 Jan 1943||3 Jan 1945 (1)|
|4||George Towne Baker, USN||3 Jan 1945||15 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Rhind include:
12 Aug 1941
HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN) departed Placentia Bay, Newfoundland for Hvalfjord, Iceland.
She was escorted by the destroyers USS Rhind (Lt.Cdr. G.R. Cooper, USN), USS Mayrant (Cdr. C.C. Hartman, USN), HMS Reading (Lt.Cdr. D.V. Clift, RN), HMS Ripley (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Agnew, RN), HMCS Assiniboine (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Stubbs, RCN) and HMCS Saguenay (Lt.Cdr. G.R. Miles, RCN).
At 1745/14 HMS Reading and HMS Ripley parted company.
- ADM 53/114891
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.