USS Rodman (DD 456)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||16 Dec 1940|
|Launched||26 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||27 Jan 1942|
|End service||28 Jul 1955|
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-21 on 15 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Rodman (DD 456)
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|1||William Giers Michelet, USN||27 Jan 1942||5 Dec 1942|
|2||Joseph Ferrall Foley, USN||5 Dec 1942||14 Oct 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. William Henderson Kirvan, USN||14 Oct 1944||27 Oct 1945|
|4||Robert Hastings White, USN||27 Oct 1945||Jun 1947|
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Notable events involving Rodman include:
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.