Allied Warships

USS Bernadou (DD 153)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 153 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down4 Jun 1918 
Launched7 Nov 1918 
Commissioned19 May 1919 
End service17 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 21 July 1922
Recommissioned 1 May 1930
DeCommissioned in September 1936
Recommissioned in October 1939
Decommissioned 17 July 1945
Sold for scrap 30 November 1945.


Commands listed for USS Bernadou (DD 153)

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Leon Samuel Kintberger, USN
1Robert Edgar Braddy, Jr., USNOct 1941Dec 1942 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Benjamin Long Edes Talman, USNDec 1942Dec 1943 (1)

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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.

27 Aug 1942
USS Bernadou picks up survivors from the American passenger ship Chatham that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-517 in the Belle Isle Strait in position 51°53'N, 55°48'W.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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