Allied Warships

USS Moffett (DD 362)

Destroyer of the Porter class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 362 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down2 Jan 1934 
Launched11 Dec 1935 
Commissioned28 Aug 1936 
End service2 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 2 November 1945
Stricken 28 January 1947
Sold 16 May 1947 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Moffett (DD 362)

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1Andrew Hughes Addoms, USN28 Aug 193631 May 1938
2Warner Philip Portz, USN31 May 193811 Jun 1939
3George William Johnson, USN11 Jun 1939Sep 1941 (1)
4Paul Ralph Heineman, USNSep 194115 Jan 1942
5Jesse Clyborn Sowell, USN15 Jan 194212 Jul 1943
6Gilbert Haven Richards, Jr., USN12 Jul 194311 May 1945 (1)
7Lt.Cdr. Winfield Fox DeLong, USNR11 May 194523 Jul 1945
8Robert Taylor Edmundson, USNR23 Jul 19451 Aug 1945
9Robert Paul Winkel, USNR1 Aug 19451 Nov 1945 (1)

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Notable events involving Moffett include:

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).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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