Allied Warships

USS Haraden (ii) (DD 585)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 585 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down9 Nov 1942 
Launched19 Mar 1943 
Commissioned16 Sep 1943 
End service2 Jul 1946 
History

Decommissioned 2 July 1946.
Stricken 1 November 1972.
Sunk as a target in November 1973.

 

Commands listed for USS Haraden (ii) (DD 585)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Halle Charles Allen, Jr., USN16 Sep 1943Nov 1944
2Willliam Henry Watson, Jr., USNNov 19446 Jul 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Leslie James O'Brien, USN6 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Haraden (ii) include:


13 Dec 1944
USS Haraden entered the Sulu Sea on 13 December 1944 while escorting escort carriers, and were attacked that day by four Japanese aircraft. Haraden assisted in downing three of the raiders, but the fourth dived for the destroyer. Trailing smoke from hits by Haraden's gunners, she crashed into the destroyer's side, putting her forward engine room out of commission and severely damaging her topside. As Haraden lay dead in the water, USS Twiggs (DD 591) came alongside to help and the destroyer was soon underway on her own power. She arrived at San Pedro Bay 14 December 1944 and transferred her casualties 14 killed and 24 wounded. Steaming on toward the United States via Hawaii, she arrived at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington on 14 January 1945 for battle repairs.

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