USS Ingraham (i) (DD 444)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Charleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||15 Nov 1939|
|Launched||15 Feb 1941|
|Commissioned||17 Jul 1941|
|Lost||22 Aug 1942|
|Loss position||42° 34'N, 60° 05'W|
USS Ingraham (Cdr. William Mccall Haynsworth, Jr., USN) sank after a violent collision with the Navy oil tanker USS Chemung in 'pea-soup fog' off the coast of Nova Scotia in position 42º34'N, 60º05'W. The Ingraham was part of Task Force 37 escorting Convoy AT-20 to the United Kingdom. An internal explosion caused the ship to blaze from stem to stern. It was all over in a flash, the burning wreck vanishing beneath the waves taking the lives of 218 of her crew. There were only 11 survivors, one officer and 10 ratings all rescued by the Chemung's boat crews.
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Mccall Haynsworth, Jr., USN||17 Jul 1941||22 Aug 1942 (+)|
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