USS Stansbury (DMS 8)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||High speed minesweeper|
|Built by||Union Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||9 Dec 1918|
|Launched||16 May 1919|
|Commissioned||8 Jan 1920|
|End service||11 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned on 27 May 1922
Commands listed for USS Stansbury (DMS 8)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Norton McFarlane, USN||29 Aug 1940||21 Nov 1941 (1)|
|2||Lt. Joseph Benedict Maher, USN||21 Nov 1941||6 Jan 1943|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. John Chapman Morgan, USN||6 Jan 1943||7 Oct 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Donald Martin Granstrom, USN||7 Oct 1943||8 May 1945 (1)|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Andrew Morthland, USNR||11 May 1945||11 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Stansbury include:
1 Jul 1942
USS Stansbury picks up 372 survivors of the American passenger ship City of Birmingham that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-202 some 250 miles east of Cape Hatteras in position 35°10'N, 70°53'W.
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