Allied Warships

USS Dahlgren (DD 187)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 187 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down8 Jun 1918 
Launched20 Nov 1918 
Commissioned6 Jan 1920 
End service14 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned 30 June 1922
Recommissioned 25 October 1932
Reclassified as Auxiliary AG-91 on 1 March 1945
Decommissioned 14 December 1945
Stricken 8 January 1946
Sold 17 June 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Dahlgren (DD 187)

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1Lt. Lewis Robinson Miller, USN6 Nov 19398 Feb 1942
2Lt.Cdr. Robert William Cavenagh, USN8 Feb 194210 Dec 1942
3T/Lt.Cdr. Morton Sunderland, USN10 Dec 194222 Mar 1943 (1)
4Lt.Cdr. Robert William Curtis, USN22 Mar 19435 Dec 1943
5Robert Edward Lapides, USNR5 Dec 194316 Mar 1945
6Ralph E. Rhoads, USNR16 Mar 194514 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Dahlgren include:

15 Jul 1942
USS Dahlgren picks up 57 men from the American tanker Pennsylvania Sun that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-571 about 125 miles west of Key West in position 24°05'N, 83°42'W.

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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