USS MacKenzie (ii) (DD 614)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||29 May 1941|
|Launched||27 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Nov 1942|
|End service||4 Feb 1946|
Decommissioned 4 February 1946.
Commands listed for USS MacKenzie (ii) (DD 614)
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|1||Daniel Byrd Miller, USN||21 Nov 1942||1 Oct 1943|
|2||Cdr. Basil Norris Rittenhouse, Jr., USN||1 Oct 1943||12 Nov 1944|
|3||Overton Dickinson Hughlett, USN||12 Nov 1944||4 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving MacKenzie (ii) include:
16 May 1943
German U-boat U-182 was sunk north-west of Madeira Islands, in position 33°55'N, 20°35'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Mackenzie
20 Nov 1943
HMS Unswerving (T/Lt. M.D. Tattersall, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Londonderry with HMS Primrose (T/Lt. R.F. Pembry, RNR), USS Mackenzie (Cdr. B.N. Rittenhouse, Jr., USN) and HMS Verity (Lt. C.G. Cowley, RN). (1)
- ADM 173/18430
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.