Allied Warships

USS McDougal (DD 358)

Destroyer of the Porter class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 358 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Dec 1933 
Launched17 Jul 1936 
Commissioned23 Dec 1936 
End service24 Jun 1946 

Reclassified as AG-126 on 17 September 1945
Decommissioned 24 June 1946 at Kings Point, New York
Stricken 15 August 1949
Sold 22 September 1949 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS McDougal (DD 358)

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1Cdr. Elliott Marchant Senn, USN29 Jul 193722 Jun 1940
2Cdr. William Walter Warlick, USN22 Jun 194010 Apr 1941
3Paul Ralph Heineman, USN10 Apr 1941

4Dashiell Livingston Madeira, USN 13 Jan 1942
5George Charles Wright, USN13 Jan 194214 Aug 1943
6Clinton Andrew Neyman, Jr., USN14 Aug 19436 Sep 1944
7Lt. Alfred Thomas Campbell, USNR6 Sep 19448 Sep 1944
8Earl William Logsdon, USN8 Sep 194417 Sep 1945 (1)
9Conrad Hilmer Carlson, USN17 Sep 194524 Jun 1946 (1)

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Notable events involving McDougal include:

13 Dec 1941
HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. A.W.S. Agar, VC, DSO, RN) departed Simonstown to escort convoy WS 12X to Bombay. This convoy was made up of the US troopships (carrying British troops !!!); Wakefield (24289 GRT, built 1931), Mount Vernon (24289 GRT, built 1932), West Point (26454 GRT, built 1940), Leonard Wood (13712 GRT, built 1922), Joseph T. Dickman (13869 GRT, built 1922) and Orizaba (6937 GRT, built 1918).

HMS Dorsetshire made rendez-vous at sea with the convoy that had departed Capetown earlier that day and was at that time escorted by the US destroyers USS Wainwright, USS Moffett, USS McDougal, USS Winslow, USS Mayrant and USS Rowan. These destroyers parted company with the convoy at 1600C/14 (C = time zone -3). (2)

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Friedman, Norman

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  2. ADM 53/114140

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

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