USS Bernadou (DD 153)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||4 Jun 1918|
|Launched||7 Nov 1918|
|Commissioned||19 May 1919|
|End service||17 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned 21 July 1922
Commands listed for USS Bernadou (DD 153)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. George Aloysius Leahey, Jr., USN||16 Oct 1939||24 Jun 1940|
|2||Lt. Leon Samuel Kintberger, USN||24 Jun 1940||18 Jul 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. George Charles Wright, USN||18 Jul 1940||21 Oct 1941|
|4||Lt. Robert Edgar Braddy, Jr., USN||21 Oct 1941||1 Dec 1942 (1)|
|5||T/Cdr. Ernest William Longton, USN||1 Dec 1942||4 Feb 1943|
|6||Lt. Edward Francis Scott, USN||4 Feb 1943||6 May 1943|
|7||T/Lt.Cdr. Benjamin Long Edes Talman, USN||6 May 1943||4 Apr 1944 (1)|
|8||William C. Meredith, USNR||4 Apr 1944||17 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Bernadou include:
5 Feb 1942
USS Bernadou picks up 10 survivors from the Belgian merchant Gandia that was torpedoed and sunk on 22 January 1942 by German U-boat U-135 about 420 nautical miles east of Cape Race in position 45°00'N, 41°00'W.
1 Jun 1942
USS Bernadou (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Braddy, Jr., USN) picks up four survivors from the British merchant Fred W. Green that was shelled and sunk by German U-boat U-506 on 31 May about 200 miles southeast of Bermuda in position 30°20'N, 62°00'W.
26 Jun 1942
USS Bernadou involved in rescue of people off MV Jagersfontein sunk by sunk by U-107Gelhaus taking survivors off the Swiss SS Cergue that had been first on the scene after the sinking. 26 June 1942 (2)
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