Allied Warships

USS Moffett (DD 362)

Destroyer of the Porter class

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

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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CommanderFromTo
1Andrew Hughes Addoms, USN28 Aug 193631 May 1938
2Cdr. Warner Philip Portz, USN31 May 193811 Jun 1939
3Cdr. George William Johnson, USN11 Jun 1939Sep 1941 (1)
4Cdr. Paul Ralph Heineman, USNSep 194115 Jan 1942
5Lt.Cdr. Jesse Clyborn Sowell, USN15 Jan 194212 Jul 1943
6Lt. Gilbert 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:


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).

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. http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/362.htm
  2. ADM 53/114140

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


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