USS Anderson (DD 411)
Destroyer of the Sims class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||15 Nov 1937|
|Launched||4 Feb 1939|
|Commissioned||19 May 1939|
|End service||1 Jul 1946|
Sunk in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in July 1946. Stricken 24 September 1946.
Commands listed for USS Anderson (DD 411)
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|1||William Matthews Hobby, Jr., USN||19 May 1939||22 Mar 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Kenneth Burkholder Ginder, USN||22 Mar 1941||Apr 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Richard Allen Guthrie, USN||Apr 1942||14 May 1943 (1)|
|4||John Gardner Tennent, 3rd, USN||14 May 1943||30 Jan 1944 (+)|
|5||Lt. George Edward Alexander, USNR||30 Jan 1944||3 Mar 1944|
|6||John Foulon Murdock, USN||3 Mar 1944||28 Sep 1944|
|7||Ralph Hamilton Benson, Jr., USN||28 Sep 1944||13 Mar 1945|
|8||John Adrian Sharpe, Jr., USN||13 Mar 1945||5 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Anderson include:
30 Jan 1944
Ship was hit in CIC by shell fired from shore. 6kia, 14wia. Killed included the CO CDR John Gardner Tennent III (71649), USN, NC, LoM(V), PH & two Ens. Robert William Carlin (227715), USNR, PH John McClelland Entrikin (256083), USNR, PH three Enlisted were killed as well: Leonard (n) Link, Sea1c, (8487757), USNR, PH Wendell (n) Rolfe, Sea2c, (8506699), USNR, PH & John Joseph Weiss, Jr., RdM3c, (7258456), PH. (2)
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