Allied Warships

USS Callaghan (DD 792)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 792 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down21 Feb 1943 
Launched1 Aug 1943 
Commissioned27 Nov 1943 
Lost28 Jul 1945 
Loss position25° 43'N, 126° 55'E

Sunk by Japanese aircraft about 50 nautical miles south-west of Okinawa in position 25º43'N, 126º55'E, 49 were killed and 75 wounded there are 273 survivors which include the Commanding Officer Cdr. Charles Marriner Bertholf, USN, who were rescued by the USS Cassin Young/Prichett/LCS.


Commands listed for USS Callaghan (DD 792)

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1T/Cdr. Francis Joseph Johnson, USN27 Nov 194331 Oct 1944
2T/Cdr. Charles Marriner Bertholf, USN31 Oct 194428 Jul 1945

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Whitley, M. J.

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