Allied Warships

USS Simpson (DD 221)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDD 221 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down9 Oct 1919 
Launched28 Apr 1920 
Commissioned3 Nov 1920 
End service29 Mar 1946 
History

Reclassified as Auxiliary AG-97 on 25 May 1945
Decommissioned 29 March 1946
Stricken 19 June 1946
Sold 21 November 1946 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Simpson (DD 221)

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CommanderFromTo
1Hubert Winthrop Chandler, USN12 Jun 19399 Aug 1940
2Daniel Newman Cone, Jr., USN9 Aug 194020 Jun 1941
3Alexander McIntyre, USN20 Jun 194119 Sep 1941
4Lt.Cdr. Francis Douglas McCorkle, USN19 Sep 19417 Dec 1941
5Edward Joseph Burke, USN7 Dec 19418 Jan 1943
6T/Cdr. Robert Schley Fahle, USN8 Jan 194316 Aug 1943
7Lt.Cdr. Leigh William Sedgwick, USNR16 Aug 19431 Mar 1945
8Donald James Donahue, USNR1 Mar 194529 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Simpson include:


4 Mar 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Mayo (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Duke, USN) and USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Burke, USN). (1)

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)

28 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Broome (Lt. C.S. Arthur, Jr., USN), USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Fahle, USN), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Highlander (Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN) and USS Hughes (Lt.Cdr. H.H. Marable, USN). (3)

29 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Broome (Lt. C.S. Arthur, Jr., USN) and USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Fahle, USN). (3)

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

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17247
  2. File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17926

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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