Allied Warships

USS Macomb (DD 458)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBristol 
PennantDD 458 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1940 
Laid down3 Sep 1940 
Launched23 Sep 1941 
Commissioned26 Jan 1942 
End service19 Oct 1954 
History

Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-23 ON 15 November 1944.
Reclassified back to destroyer DD-458 on 4 May 1954.
Decommissioned 19 October 1954.
Transferred to Japan 19 October 1952 being renamed Hatakaze.
Returned to America in 1969.
Transferred to Taiwan 6 August 1970 and cannibalized for spare parts.

 

Commands listed for USS Macomb (DD 458)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Howard Duvall, USN28 Jan 194210 Jan 1943 (1)
2LCdr Jerry Curtis South, USN10 Jan 19432 Mar 1944 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. George Leland Hutchinson, USN2 Mar 19441 Dec 1944 (1)
4LCdr Alton Louis Clifford Waldron, USN7 Dec 1944 (1)

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Notable events involving Macomb include:


3 Dec 1943
Around 1500 hours, USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) and her escort, was joined by ComDesRon 51; USS Hall (Cdr. J.F. Delaney, Jr., USN), USS Halligan (Cdr. C.E. Cortner, USN) and USS Macomb (Cdr. J.C. South, USN).

11 Dec 1943
Around 2230 hours USS Hall (Cdr. J.F. Delaney, Jr., USN), USS Halligan (Cdr. C.E. Cortner, USN) and USS Macomb (Cdr. J.C. South, USN) took over the escort of USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) from USS Ellyson (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Longton, USN), USS Rodman (Cdr. J.F. Foley, USN) and USS Emmons (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Billingsley, USN) which were then detached.

13 Dec 1943
Around 1715 hours USS Halsey Powell (Cdr. W.T. McGarry, USN), USS Marshall (Cdr. J.D. McKinney, USN), USS Wadleigh (Cdr. W.C. Winn, USN) took over the escort of USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) from USS Hall (Cdr. J.F. Delaney, Jr., USN), USS Halligan (Cdr. C.E. Cortner, USN) and USS Macomb (Cdr. J.C. South, USN) which were then detached.

17 May 1944
German U-boat U-616 was sunk on 17 May 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Ténès, Algeria, in position 36°46'N, 00°52'E, by depth charges from the US destroyers USS Nields, USS Gleaves, USS Ellyson, USS Macomb, USS Hambleton, USS Rodman, USS Emmons and USS Hilary P. Jones and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (36 Sqn RAF/K) on 15 May.

7 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Macomb (Lt.Cdr. A.L.C. Waldron, USN) and USS Smartt (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Wepman, USNR).

8 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Macomb (Lt.Cdr. A.L.C. Waldron, USN) and USS Smartt (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Wepman, USNR).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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