Allied Warships

USS Mahan (DD 364)

Destroyer of the Mahan class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 364 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down12 Jun 1934 
Launched19 Oct 1935 
Commissioned18 Sep 1936 
Lost7 Dec 1944 
Loss position10° 50'N, 124° 30'E

USS Mahan (Cdr. Ernest Goodrich Campbell, USN) was sunk after being hit by 3 Japanese kamikaze planes south-west of Ormoc Bay, Philippines in position 10º50'N, 124º30'E. The ship was abandoned and the survivors were picked up by nearby vessels. An hour later USS Walke sank Mahan by gunfire and torpedoes. 6 of her crew were lost. Destroyed by Japanese aircraft in the Leyte Gulf, scuttled by Walke.


Commands listed for USS Mahan (DD 364)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Henry Leppert, USN16 Jul 19395 Apr 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Rodger Whitten Simpson, USN5 Apr 194123 Mar 1943
3T/Cdr. James Thomas Smith, USN23 Mar 194318 Dec 1943
4Lt.Cdr. Earnest Goodrich Campbell, USN18 Dec 19437 Dec 1944

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