Allied Warships

USS Livermore (DD 429)

Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassBenson / Gleaves 
PennantDD 429 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Aug 1938 
Laid down6 Mar 1939 
Launched3 Aug 1940 
Commissioned7 Oct 1940 
End service24 Jan 1947 

Decommissioned 24 January 1947.
Stricken 19 July 1956.
Sold 3 March 1961 and broken up for scrap in August 1961 by Potomac Shipwrecking Co., Pope's Creek, Maryland.


Commands listed for USS Livermore (DD 429)

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1Lt.Cdr. Vernon Huber, USN7 Oct 19404 Dec 1942
2Harry Edward Siedel, Jr., USN4 Dec 19428 Nov 1944
3Cdr. Kerfoot Bainbridge Smith, USN8 Nov 194424 May 1946

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Notable events involving Livermore include:

11 Jul 1942
USS Livermore and USS Mayo together pick up 32 survivors from the American merchant Santa Rita that was torpedoed and sunk on 9 July 1942 by German U-boat U-172 about 700 nautical miles north-east of Puerto Rico in position 26°11'N, 55°40'W.

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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