Allied Warships

USS Litchfield (DD 336)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDD 336 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Jan 1919 
Launched12 Aug 1919 
Commissioned12 May 1920 
End service5 Nov 1945 
History

Reclassified as miscellaneous auxiliary AG-95 on 31 March 1945
Decommissioned 5 November 1945
Stricken 28 November 1945
Scrapping was completed by the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 29 March 1946.

 

Commands listed for USS Litchfield (DD 336)

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CommanderFromTo
Charles Turner Joy, USN
Murvale Talcott Farrar, USN
William Penn Mccarty, USN
1Lt.Cdr. Frank Haywood Ball, USN 21 Dec 1942 (1)
2T/Lt.Cdr. James Harry Campbell, USN21 Dec 19424 Aug 1943
3T/Cdr. John Roland McKnight, Jr., USN4 Aug 194310 Oct 1943
4Harry Clark Maynard, USN10 Oct 19431 Feb 1944
5Albert Francis Hollingsworth, USN1 Feb 194423 Dec 1944
6Edward Lewis Holtz, USNR23 Dec 19449 Jul 1945
7Maynard James Natheson, USNR9 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Litchfield include:


7 Jan 1943
USS Seadragon (Lt.Cdr. W.E. Ferrall) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was escorted in by USS Litchfield (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Campbell, USN).

9 Jan 1943
USS Seadragon (Lt.Cdr. W.E. Ferrall) departed Pearl Harbor for the Mare Island Navy Yard where she was to refit. She was escorted out by USS Litchfield (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Campbell, USN).

26 Mar 1944
USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Mitchell (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Erdahl, USNR), USS Litchfield (Lt. A.F. Hollingsworth, USN) and USS Guavina (Cdr. C. Tiedeman, USN).

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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