Allied Warships

USS Bainbridge (DD 246)

Destroyer of the Clemson class


USS Bainbridge during the war

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDD 246 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down27 May 1919 
Launched12 Jun 1920 
Commissioned9 Feb 1921 
End service21 Jul 1945 
History

Decommissioned 23 December 1930
Recommissioned 5 September 1933
Decommissioned 20 November 1937
Recommissioned 26 September 1939
Decommissioned 21 July 1945
Stricken 13 August 1945
Sold 30 November 1945 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Bainbridge (DD 246)

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CommanderFromTo
Liles Walker Creighton, USNSep 1942
1Edward Patrick Creehan, USN26 Sep 1939

2Alston Maury Boyd, Jr., USNSep 194216 Aug 1943
3Harry Curtis Transue, USN16 Aug 194318 Aug 1944
4William Stanton Hitchins, USNR18 Aug 194421 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Bainbridge include:


22 May 1945
USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Bainbridge (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Hitchins, USNR).

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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