Allied Warships

USS Johnston (i) (DD 557)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 557 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down6 May 1942 
Launched25 Mar 1943 
Commissioned27 Oct 1943 
Lost25 Oct 1944 
Loss position11° 46'N, 126° 09'E

Sunk by gunfire from Japanese warships off Samar in position 11º46'N, 126º09'E. 183 of her crew were lost and 143 survived rescued by the USS LCI 74/337/340/341/; PC 623/1113 though all were wounded/injured; However amongst those lost was her the Commanding officer who was awarded a medal of Honour and the Ship the Presidential Citation.


Commands listed for USS Johnston (i) (DD 557)

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1T/Cdr. Ernest Edwin Evans, USN27 Oct 194325 Oct 1944 (+)

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Media links

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Blood on the Sea

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U.S. Destroyers

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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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