USS Moffett (DD 362)
Destroyer of the Porter class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||2 Jan 1934|
|Launched||11 Dec 1935|
|Commissioned||28 Aug 1936|
|End service||2 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 2 November 1945
Commands listed for USS Moffett (DD 362)
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|1||Cdr. George William Johnson, USN||11 Jun 1939||11 Sep 1941 (1)|
|2||Cdr. Paul Ralph Heineman, USN||11 Sep 1941||15 Jan 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Jesse Clyborn Sowell, USN||15 Jan 1942||12 Jul 1943|
|4||Lt. Gilbert Haven Richards, Jr., USN||12 Jul 1943||11 May 1945 (1)|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Winfield Fox DeLong, USNR||11 May 1945||23 Jul 1945|
|6||Robert Taylor Edmundson, USNR||23 Jul 1945||1 Aug 1945|
|7||T/Cdr. Robert Paul Winkel, USNR||1 Aug 1945||2 Nov 1945 (1)|
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Notable events involving Moffett 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)
17 May 1943
German U-boat U-128 was sunk in the South Atlantic south of Pernambuco, in approximate position 10°00'S, 35°35'W, by gunfire from the US destroyers USS Moffett and USS Jouett, and depth charges from two Mariner aircraft (Sqdn VP-74/P-6/P-5).
- ADM 53/114140
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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