USS Ellyson (DD 454)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||20 Dec 1940|
|Launched||25 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||28 Nov 1941|
|End service||19 Oct 1954|
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-19 on 15 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Ellyson (DD 454)
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|1||John Bartholomew Rooney, USN||28 Nov 1941||2 Jun 1943|
|2||Ernest William Longton, USN||2 Jun 1943||12 Aug 1944|
|3||Robert W Mountrey, USNR||12 Aug 1944||1 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Ellyson include:
14 Jan 1942
USS Ellyson picks up survivors from the Panamanian tanker Norness that was torpedoed and sunk 60 nautical miles from Montauk Point, Long Island in position 40°28'N, 70°50'W by German U-boat U-123.
17 May 1944
German U-boat U-616 was sunk on 17 May 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Ténès, Algeria, in position 36°46'N, 00°52'E, by depth charges from the US destroyers USS Nields, USS Gleaves, USS Ellyson, USS Macomb, USS Hambleton, USS Rodman, USS Emmons and USS Hilary P. Jones and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (36 Sqn RAF/K) on 15 May.