USS De Haven (i) (DD 469)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||27 Sep 1941|
|Launched||28 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Sep 1942|
|Lost||1 Feb 1943|
|Loss position||9° 09'S, 159° 52'E|
The American destroyer USS De Haven (i) (DD 469) lost on 1 Feb 1943 in position 9° 09'S, 159° 52'E.
During the Japanese evacuation from Guadalcanal, USS De Haven (Cdr. Charles Edward Tolman, USN) was attacked by 6 Japanese planes. 3 of them were shot down but the remaining three dropped their bombs and fled. The result destroyed the bridge, killing the captain. A fourth bomb split the hull plates and the De Haven upended and sank in position 09º09'S, 159º52'E with 167 of her men out of a crew of 299. Today, she lies in Iron Bottom Sound.
Commands listed for USS De Haven (i) (DD 469)
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|1||Cdr. Charles Edward Tolman, USN||21 Sep 1942||1 Feb 1943 (+)|
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