Allied Warships

USS Tattnall (DD 125)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 125 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down1 Dec 1917 
Launched5 Sep 1918 
Commissioned26 Jun 1919 
End service17 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned at San Diego, California 15 June 15 1922
Recommissioned on 1 May 1930
Reclassified as High Speed Transport APD-19 on 24 July 1943
Decommissioned at Puget Sound on 17 December 1945
Stricken 8 January 1946
Sold 13 November 1946 and scuttled as a breakwater off Vancouver Island, British Columbia 

Commands listed for USS Tattnall (DD 125)

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1Lt.Cdr. James Robert Pahl, USN21 Jun 193920 May 1940
2Lewis Merrill Markham, Jr., USN20 May 194011 Jul 1942
3T/Lt.Cdr. Leo George May, USN11 Jul 194221 Aug 1943
4William Henry Stewart, USNR21 Aug 194311 Feb 1944
5Frank Howard Lennox, USNR11 Feb 194429 Jan 1945
6Benjamin Alfred Habich, USNR29 Jan 194517 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Tattnall include:

16 Jun 1942
USS Tatnall and USS Erie pick up 93 survivors from the American Lebore that was torpedoed and sunk on 14 June 1942 by German U-boat U-172 about 200 miles north of Cristobal, Panama in position 12°53'N, 80°40'W.

Among these 93 survivors were 49 survivors from the Dutch merchant Crijnssen.

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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