USS McKean (i) (APD 5)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||High speed transport|
|Built by||Union Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||12 Feb 1918|
|Launched||4 Jul 1918|
|Commissioned||25 Feb 1919|
|Lost||17 Nov 1943|
|Loss position||6° 31'S, 154° 52'E|
The American destroyer USS McKean (i) (APD 5) lost on 17 Nov 1943 in position 6° 31'S, 154° 52'E.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia 19 June 1922
USS McKean (Lt.Cmdr Ralph Lester Ramsey) was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Bougainville in position 06º31'S, 154º52'E. 64 of her crew and 52 Marines were lost.Amongst the survivors which includes the Commanding officer and there are 23 wounded as well.
Commands listed for USS McKean (i) (APD 5)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Burrows, USN||11 Dec 1940||Dec 1941 (1)|
|2||John Edward Shinners, USN||1 Dec 1941||9 Nov 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Driscoll Sweeney, USN||9 Nov 1942||1 Apr 1943 (1)|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Ralph Lester Ramsey, USN||1 Apr 1943||17 Nov 1943 (1)|
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Notable events involving McKean (i) include:
21 Mar 1942
USS McKean picks up 8 survivors from the American tanker Esso Nashville that was torpedoed and heavily damaged by German U-boat U-124 about 16 nautical miles north-east of the Frying Pan Lightship Buoy in position 33°35'N, 77°22'W.
10 May 1942
The British merchant Clan Skene is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-333 about 300 nautical miles south-east of Cape Hatteras in position 31°43'N, 70°43'W. 73 survivors are later picked up by USS McKean.