USS Downes (DD 375)
Destroyer of the Mahan class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Norfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||15 Aug 1934|
|Launched||22 Apr 1936|
|Commissioned||15 Jan 1937|
|End service||17 Dec 1945|
Downes was almost completely destroyed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, She was decommissioned on 20 June 1942.
Commands listed for USS Downes (DD 375)
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|1||Kenneth Hill Noble, USN||13 Jun 1939||10 Dec 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Henry Hederman, USN||10 Dec 1940||13 Sep 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. William Rudolph Thayer, USN||13 Sep 1941||8 Dec 1941|
|4||Lt. William Overton Snead, Jr., USN||8 Dec 1941||1 Jan 1942|
|5||Lt. Hugh Trent Mackay, USN||1 Jan 1942||13 Apr 1942|
|6||Frank Morse Culpepper, USN||13 Apr 1942||20 Jun 1942|
|7||T/Cdr. Robert Schley Fahle, USN||15 Nov 1943||Jan 1945|
|8||Lt.Cdr. James Martin Yost, USN||Jan 1945||17 Dec 1945|
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