USS Gwin (i) (DD 433)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Oct 1938|
|Laid down||1 Jun 1939|
|Launched||25 May 1940|
|Commissioned||15 Jan 1941|
|Lost||13 Jul 1943|
|Loss position||7° 41'S, 157° 27'E|
USS Gwin ((Lt.Cdr. John Benjamin Fellows, Jr., USN) with Cdr. John Martin Higgins, USN, ComDesDiv 23 embarked) was damaged beyond repair by Japanese warships during the Battle of Kolombangara July 13 1943.
Scuttled by torpedoes from destroyer USS Ralph Talbot (DD 390) in position 07º41'S, 157º27'E.
61 of her crew were killed and 15 wounded. Amongst the 214 survivors were the Commanding officer and Commander Higgins who were rescued by the Ralph Talbot.
Commands listed for USS Gwin (i) (DD 433)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Martin Higgins, USN||15 Jan 1941||24 Oct 1942 (1)|
|2||T/Lt.Cdr. John Benjamin Fellows, Jr., USN||24 Oct 1942||13 Jul 1943|
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