Allied Warships

USS Bainbridge (DD 246)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

USS Bainbridge during the war

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

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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1Lt.Cdr. Edward Patrick Creehan, USN26 Sep 193919 Jan 1941
2Lt. Liles Walker Creighton, USN19 Jan 1941Sep 1942
3T/Lt.Cdr. Alston Maury Boyd, Jr., USNSep 194216 Aug 1943
4T/Lt.Cdr. Harry Curtis Transue, USN16 Aug 194318 Aug 1944
5Lt.Cdr. William Stanton Hitchins, USNR18 Aug 194421 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Bainbridge include:

5 Sep 1944
The submarines USS Dragonet (T/Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN), departed New London for the Panama Canal Zone via Key West. She had a layover at New York during the night of 5/6 September before continuing her passage together with USS Sea Cat (T/Cdr. R.R. McGregor, USN). The destroyer USS Bainbridge (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Hitchins, USNR) joined as escort.

9 Sep 1944
The submarines USS Dragonet (T/Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN), USS Sea Cat (T/Cdr. R.R. McGregor, USN) and their escort, the destroyer USS Bainbridge (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Hitchins, USNR), arrived at Key West from New London via New York.

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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