USS Du Pont (DD 152)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||2 May 1918|
|Launched||22 Oct 1918|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1919|
|End service||2 May 1946|
Decommissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19 April 1922
Commands listed for USS Du Pont (DD 152)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Leroy Messmer, USN||16 Oct 1939||10 Jul 1940|
|2||Eugene Matthew Waldron, USN||10 Jul 1940||17 Dec 1941|
|3||Lt. Ernest William Longton, USN||17 Dec 1941||6 Mar 1942|
|4||Frank Marshall Adamson, USN||6 Mar 1942||25 Jan 1943|
|5||T/Cdr. James Gilbert Marshall, USN||25 Jan 1943||17 Mar 1944|
|6||William Henry Stewart, USNR||17 Mar 1944||7 Oct 1944|
|7||Richard Berrian Hadaway, USNR||7 Oct 1944||1 Mar 1945|
|8||Walter Herman Dietz, USNR||1 Mar 1945||21 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Du Pont include:
13 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-172 was sunk on 13 December 1943 in the mid-Atlantic after a 27 hour fight west of the Canary Islands, in position 26°29'N, 29°58'W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue and by some 200 depth charges from the US destroyers USS George E. Badger, USS Clemson, USS Osmond Ingram and USS Du Pont.