USS Ludlow (DD 438)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Jun 1939|
|Laid down||8 Dec 1939|
|Launched||11 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||5 Mar 1941|
|End service||20 May 1946|
Decommissioned 20 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Ludlow (DD 438)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Claude Henry Bennett, Jr., USN||5 Mar 1941||19 Sep 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Liles Walker Creighton, USN||19 Sep 1942||8 Feb 1944|
|3||Lt. Phillip Cutler, USN||8 Feb 1944||25 Feb 1944 (1)|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. William Roy Barnes, USN||25 Feb 1944||28 Feb 1945 (1)|
|5||T/Cdr. Stanley Maitland Barnes, USN||28 Feb 1945||26 Feb 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Ludlow include:
1 Jun 1942
USS Ludlow (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Bennett, Jr., USN) picks up 32 survivors from the British merchant Fred W. Green that was shelled and sunk by German U-boat U-506 on 31 May about 200 miles southeast of Bermuda in position 30°20'N, 62°00'W.
3 Sep 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Amherst (T/Lt. H.G. Denyer, RCNR), HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR), USS Nicholson and USS Ludlow. (2)
21 Jan 1944
Around 1220/21, the Task Group 82.8, part of 'X-ray Force', made up of the light cruisers USS Brooklyn (Capt. R.W. Cary, Jr., USN), HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Belben, DSC, AM, RN) and the destroyers USS Trippe (T/Cdr. R.C. Williams, USN), USS Mayo (T/Cdr. F.S. Habecker, USN), USS Woolsey (T/Cdr. H.R. Wier, USN), USS Ludlow (T/Cdr. L.W. Creighton, USN) and USS Edison (T/Cdr. H.A. Pearce, USN) departed Naples in support of Operation Shingle, the landings at Anzio. En-route to the landing area they escorted a convoy (NAF 1).
They entered the 'fire support area' around 0130/22.
19 May 1944
German U-boat U-960 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-west of Algiers, in position 37°20'N, 01°35'E, by the US destroyers USS Niblack, USS Ludlow and Wellingtons (Sqdn 36) and Venturas (Sqdn 500).
- ADM 173/17217
- ADM 173/17253
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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