USS Ralph Talbot (DD 390)
Destroyer of the Bagley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||28 Oct 1935|
|Launched||31 Oct 1936|
|Commissioned||14 Oct 1937|
|End service||28 Aug 1946|
Damaged during the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in July 1946.
Commands listed for USS Ralph Talbot (DD 390)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Harry Raymond Thurber, USN||14 Oct 1937||10 Jun 1940|
|2||Cdr. Roy William Montrose Graham, USN||10 Jun 1940||1 Feb 1941|
|3||Cdr. Ralph Earle, Jr., USN||1 Feb 1941||9 Jul 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Joseph William Callahan, USN||9 Jul 1942||28 Aug 1943|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Richard Daniels Shepard, USN||28 Aug 1943||2 Mar 1944|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Winston Seaborn Brown, USNR||2 Mar 1944||1 Jul 1945 (1)|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Burns Walling Spore, USN||1 Jul 1945||28 Aug 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Ralph Talbot include:
7 Dec 1941
USS Ralph Talbot was present during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Ralph Talbot was part of the 2nd destroyer flotilla.
For Ralph Talbot's action report see this website (offsite link).
9 Aug 1942
Damaged during the Battle of Savo Island though seriously damaged managed to withdraw; 14 of the crew died and 16 were wounded.
27 Apr 1945
Damaged by Kamikaze, 5 crew died and 9 were wounded