USS Mayo (DD 422)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 May 1938|
|Launched||26 Mar 1940|
|Commissioned||18 Sep 1940|
|End service||18 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 18 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Mayo (DD 422)
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|1||Campbell Dallas Emory, USN||18 Sep 1940||14 Sep 1941|
|2||Cdr. Irving Terrill Duke, USN||14 Sep 1941||6 Sep 1942 (1)|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Frederic Shrom Habecker, USN||6 Sep 1942||23 Nov 1944 (1)|
|4||T/Cdr. Albert David Kaplan, USN||23 Nov 1944||26 Feb 1945 (1)|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Wayne Herkness, 2nd, USN||26 Feb 1945||7 Dec 1945 (1)|
|6||Arthur Boyden Glidden, USNR||7 Dec 1945||31 Dec 1945 (1)|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Wayne Herkness, 2nd, USN||31 Dec 1945||18 Mar 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Mayo include:
14 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Mayo (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Duke, USN), HNoMS Rose, HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), HMS Burwell (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR), HNoMS Acanthus, USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Burke, USN), HNoMS Potentilla and HNoMS Eglantine. (3)
11 Jul 1942
USS Livermore and USS Mayo together pick up 32 survivors from the American merchant Santa Rita that was torpedoed and sunk on 9 July 1942 by German U-boat U-172 about 700 nautical miles north-east of Puerto Rico in position 26°11'N, 55°40'W.
18 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft, HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuiness, RNR), USS Gleaves, USS Mayo, USS Niblack and USS Benson. (4)
- ADM 173/17247
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17252
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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