Allied Warships

USS Duncan (i) (DD 485)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBristol 
PennantDD 485 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down31 Jul 1941 
Launched20 Feb 1942 
Commissioned16 Apr 1942 
Lost12 Oct 1942 
History

USS Duncan (Lt.Cdr. Edmund Battelle Taylor, USN) made a daring one ship attack and found herself between Japanese and American battle groups resulting in receiving more than 50 hits. When she sank 58 men and 5 officers were lost. 195 men were rescued from the shark infested waters by USS McCalla (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Cooper, USN).

 

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1Lt.Cdr. Edmund Battelle Taylor, USN16 Apr 194212 Oct 1942

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