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USS Herndon (i) (DD 198)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 198 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Nov 1918 
Launched31 May 1919 
Commissioned14 Sep 1920 
End service9 Sep 1940 

Decommissioned on 6 June 1922
On 13 September 1930 the ship was loaned to the US Coast guard as USS CG-17 and returned on 28 May 1934
Recommissioned on 4 December 1939 and transferred to the Royal Navy on 9 September 1940.

Career notesto Britain as HMS Churchill (I 45)

Commands listed for USS Herndon (i) (DD 198)

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1Lt. John Alden Webster, USN4 Dec 19399 Sep 1940

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Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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