Allied Warships

USS Sims (i) (DD 409)

Destroyer of the Sims class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 409 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Jul 1937 
Launched8 Apr 1939 
Commissioned1 Aug 1939 
Lost7 May 1942 
Loss position15° 10'S, 158° 05'E

USS Sims (Lt.Cdr. Willford Milton Hyman, USN) was sunk by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea in position 15º10'S, 158º05'E, there were only 14 survivors. The Commanding Officer was among those killed in action.


Commands listed for USS Sims (i) (DD 409)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Arthur Griswold, USN1 Aug 19396 Oct 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Wilford Milton Hyman, USN6 Oct 19417 May 1942 (+)

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