Allied Warships

USS Conyngham (DD 371)

Destroyer of the Mahan class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 371 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down19 Sep 1934 
Launched14 Sep 1935 
Commissioned4 Nov 1936 
End service20 Oct 1946 

Conyngham survived the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll
Decommissioned 20 October 1946
Stricken 13 June 1948. Fate


Commands listed for USS Conyngham (DD 371)

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1Lt.Cdr. James Edwin Craig, USN8 Apr 193914 Apr 1941 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Byron Samuel Anderson, USN14 Apr 19412 Dec 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Henry Chesley Daniel, USN2 Dec 19414 Dec 1942 (1)
4T/Cdr. James Henry Ward, USN4 Dec 194210 Jan 1944 (1)
5T/Lt.Cdr. Brown Taylor, USN10 Jan 194426 Jan 1945 (1)
6Lt.Cdr. Frank Weddigen Bampton, USN26 Jan 194521 May 1946 (1)
7Lt Henry James Feltus, USN21 May 194620 Dec 1946

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Notable events involving Conyngham include:

12 Aug 1944
USS Balao (Cdr. M.F.R. de Arellano, USN) arrived at Saipan. She was escorted in by USS Conyngham.

13 Aug 1944
USS Balao (Cdr. M.F.R. de Arellano, USN) departed Saipan for Pearl Harbour. She was escorted out by USS Conyngham.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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