USS Simpson (DD 221)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||9 Oct 1919|
|Launched||28 Apr 1920|
|Commissioned||3 Nov 1920|
|End service||29 Mar 1946|
Reclassified as Auxiliary AG-97 on 25 May 1945
Commands listed for USS Simpson (DD 221)
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|1||Edward Joseph Burke, USN||8 Jan 1943|
|2||Robert Schley Fahle, USN||8 Jan 1943||16 Aug 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Leigh William Sedgwick, USNR||16 Aug 1943||1 Mar 1945|
|4||Donald James Donahue, USNR||1 Mar 1945||31 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Simpson include:
14 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Mayo (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Duke, USN), HNoMS Rose, HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), HMS Burwell (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR), HNoMS Acanthus, USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Burke, USN), HNoMS Potentilla and HNoMS Eglantine. (2)
- ADM 173/17247
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.