Allied Warships

USS Warrington (i) (DD 383)

Destroyer of the Somers class


USS Warrington shortly before her loss

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassSomers 
PennantDD 383 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down10 Oct 1935 
Launched15 May 1937 
Commissioned9 Feb 1938 
Lost13 Sep 1944 
Loss position27° 00'N, 73° 00'W
History

USS Warrington (Cdr. Samuel Frank Quarles, USN) was caught in a violent storm in the Atlantic going to Trinidad. 130 knot winds brought the ship to a standstill while waves pounded her hull to pieces. Sea water flooded the engine room, cutting off all power and damaging the steering mechanism. She took a list to starboard and rolled over, sinking stern first about 175 nautical miles east-south-east of Great Abaco Island, Bahamas Islands in position 27º00'N, 73º00'W.

Only 73 survivors were found, including the Commanding officer. 248 men were lost.

 

Commands listed for USS Warrington (i) (DD 383)

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CommanderFromTo
1Leighton Wood, USN9 Feb 19382 Feb 1940
2Frank George Fahrion, USN2 Feb 1940 (1)
3Harold Raymond Fitz, USN 30 Aug 1943
4Robert Alden Dawes, USN30 Aug 194315 Aug 1944 (1)
5Samuel Frank Quarles, USN15 Aug 194413 Sep 1944

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