USS Broome (DD 210)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||8 Oct 1918|
|Launched||14 May 1919|
|Commissioned||31 Oct 1919|
|End service||20 May 1946|
Decommissioned 30 December 1922
Commands listed for USS Broome (DD 210)
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|Thomas Edward Fraser, USN|
|1||Karl Frederick Poehlmann, USN||Dec 1941||23 May 1942|
|2||George Cameron Seay, USN||23 May 1942||1 Jul 1943|
|3||Charles Snowden Arthur, Jr., USN||1 Jul 1943||20 Sep 1944|
|4||Winthrop B. Walker, USNR||20 Sep 1944||1 Oct 1945|
|5||Thomas L Wallace, USNR||1 Oct 1945||20 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Broome include:
19 Apr 1942
USS Broome (Lt.Cdr. K.F. Poehlmann, USN) picks up 27 survivors from the American merchant Alcoa Guide that was torpedoed and sunk on the April 17th by German U-boat U-123 some 300 miles east of Cape Hatteras in position 35°34'N, 70°08'W.
27 Jul 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Broome (Lt. C.S. Arthur, Jr., USN), HMS Duncan (Cdr. Sir P.W Gretton, DSO and Bar, DSC, OBE, RN) and HMS Sunflower (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Plomer, RCNVR). (2)
- ADM 173/17783
- ADM 173/17796
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.