Allied Warships

USS Herbert (DD 160)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 160 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Apr 1918 
Launched8 May 1919 
Commissioned21 Nov 1919 
End service25 Sep 1945 

Decommissioned 27 June 1922
Recommissioned 1 May 1930
Converted to High Speed Transport APD-22 on 1 December 1943
Decommissioned 25 September 1945
Stricken 24 October 1945
Sold 23 May 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Herbert (DD 160)

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1Lt.Cdr. Robert Paul Wadell, USN16 Aug 19398 Oct 1940
2Lt.Cdr. William Ernest Verge, USN8 Oct 194014 Mar 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Warren Porter Mowatt, USN14 Mar 194127 Jun 1942
4T/Lt.Cdr. Joseph Aloysius Eslen Hindman, USN27 Jun 194215 Feb 1943
5Lt. John Norwood Ferguson, Jr., USN15 Feb 19437 Oct 1944
6Gerald Sellen Hewitt, USNR7 Oct 194425 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Herbert include:

11 Apr 1942
USS Herbert picks up 2 survivors from the American tanker Harry F. Sinclair, Jr. that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-203 7 miles south of Cape Lookout in position 34°25'N, 76°30'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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