USS Badger (DD 126)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||9 Jan 1918|
|Launched||24 Aug 1918|
|Commissioned||29 May 1919|
|End service||20 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned in May 1922
During WW2 she operated in the Atlantic and the Carribbean as convoy escort. In 1944 she was relocated to the Pacific, and was assigned to training duties.
Commands listed for USS Badger (DD 126)
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|1||William Everett Hennigar, USN||21 Apr 1938||7 Jun 1940 (1)|
|2||Stanley Leith, USN||7 Jun 1940||19 Jun 1941|
|3||John William Schmidt, USN||19 Jun 1941||9 Aug 1942 (1)|
|4||John Benjamin Morland, USN||9 Aug 1942||17 Nov 1942|
|5||Cdr. Royal Allan Wolverton, USN||17 Nov 1942||4 Jan 1944|
|6||Alanson Thomas Enos, 3rd, USNR||4 Jan 1944||20 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Badger include:
22 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Black Swan (Cdr. T.A.C. Pakenham, RN), HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR), USS Spencer, USS Badger and HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR). (2)
- ADM 173/17244
- ADM 173/17782
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.