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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1Lt.Cdr. George Aloysius Leahey, Jr., USN16 Oct 193924 Jun 1940
2Lt. Leon Samuel Kintberger, USN24 Jun 194018 Jul 1940
3Lt.Cdr. George Charles Wright, USN18 Jul 194021 Oct 1941
4Lt. Robert Edgar Braddy, Jr., USN21 Oct 19411 Dec 1942 (1)
5T/Cdr. Ernest William Longton, USN1 Dec 19424 Feb 1943
6Lt. Edward Francis Scott, USN4 Feb 19436 May 1943
7T/Lt.Cdr. Benjamin Long Edes Talman, USN6 May 19434 Apr 1944 (1)
8William C. Meredith, USNR4 Apr 194417 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)

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.

Media links

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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