Allied Warships

USS Pringle (DD 477)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 477 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered28 Jun 1940 
Laid down31 Jul 1941 
Launched2 May 1942 
Commissioned15 Sep 1942 
Lost16 Apr 1945 
Loss position27° 26'N, 126° 59'E
History

Sunk by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft north-west of Okinawa in position 27º26'N, 126º59'E.
71 died and 245 were wounded which includes the Commanding Officer Lt Cdr John Lawrence Kelley,Jr. The 258 survivors were rescued by the USS Hobson/LCSL 34/LSMR 91.

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CommanderFromTo
1Lcmdr Harold Oscar Larson, USN15 Sep 1942Sep 1943
2George DeMetropolis, USNSep 194329 May 1944
3John Lawrence Kelley, Jr., USN29 May 194416 Apr 1945

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