USS Gleaves (DD 423)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 May 1938|
|Launched||9 Dec 1939|
|Commissioned||14 Jun 1940|
|End service||8 May 1946|
Decommissioned 8 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Gleaves (DD 423)
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|1||Edward Harris Pierce, USN||14 Jun 1940||26 May 1942|
|2||Cmdr Clarence Lindsay Winecoff, USN||26 May 1942||17 Mar 1943|
|3||T/Cdr. Byron Lawrence Gurnette, USN||17 Mar 1943||2 Sep 1944 (1)|
|4||William Manson Klee, USN||2 Sep 1944||8 May 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Gleaves include:
18 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft, HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuiness, RNR), USS Gleaves, USS Mayo, USS Niblack and USS Benson. (3)
9 Oct 1943
USS Gleaves (Lt.Cdr. B.L. Gurnette, USN) picks up 64 survivors of the American destroyer USS Buck that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-616 about 50 nautical miles south of Capri in position 38°57'N, 14°28'E.
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.
- ADM 173/17271
- ADM 173/17252
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.