Allied Warships

USS Beatty (DD 640)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 640 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down1 May 1941 
Launched20 Dec 1941 
Commissioned7 May 1942 
Lost6 Nov 1943 
Loss position37° 10'N, 6° 00'E

USS Beatty (Lt.Cdr. William Outerson, USN) was sunk after being torpedoed by a German aircraft off Cape Bougaroun, Algeria in position 37º10'N, 06º00'E.
11 of her crew were lost with the ship and 7 wounded and the survivors were rscued by the Boyle and Parker.


Commands listed for USS Beatty (DD 640)

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1Lt.Cdr. Frederick Carl Stelter, Jr., USN7 May 194212 Aug 1943
2T/Cdr. William Outerson, USN12 Aug 19436 Nov 1943

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Whitley, M. J.

Blood on the Sea

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