Allied Warships

USS Goff (DD 247)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 247 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down16 Jun 1919 
Launched2 Jun 1920 
Commissioned19 Jan 1921 
End service21 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 13 January 1931
Recommissioned 2 March 1932
Decommissioned 21 July 1945
Stricken 13 August 1945
Sold 30 November 1945 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Goff (DD 247)

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1Lt. Noble Wayne Abrahams, USN6 Jun 193913 Mar 1940
2Neill Wev Boquet, USN13 Mar 194021 May 1940
3Lt.Cdr. William Jefferson Marshall, USN21 May 194015 Dec 1941
4Lt.Cdr. Olin Perry Thomas, Jr., USN15 Dec 1941Sep 1942
5Lt.Cdr. Charles Enright Weakley, USNSep 19425 Jul 1943
6Hinton Ira Smith, USNR5 Jul 194319 Aug 1944
7Robert Herman Samek, USNR19 Aug 194421 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Goff include:

24 May 1942
USS Goff picks up 48 survivors from the American tanker Samuel Q. Brown that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-103 about 100 miles south of Cape Corrientes, Cuba in position 20°15'N, 84°37'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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