USS Ammen (DD 527)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||29 Nov 1941|
|Launched||17 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||20 Mar 1943|
|End service||15 Nov 1960|
Decommissioned 15 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Ammen (DD 527)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Cheshire Daniel, USN||12 Mar 1943||22 Apr 1943|
|2||T/Cdr. Henry Williams, Jr., USN||22 Apr 1943||11 May 1944|
|3||T/Cdr. James Harvey Brown, Jr., USN||11 May 1944||14 Jun 1945|
|4||George Van Rogers, USN||14 Jun 1945||15 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Ammen include:
1 Nov 1944
On 1 November 1944 a Japanese "Frances" twin-engine bomber crashed into USS Ammen in Leyte Gulf, Philippines in position 10°40'N, 125°20'E, resulting in 24 men wounded and five dead.
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