Allied Warships

USS Blue (i) (DD 387)

Destroyer of the Bagley class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 387 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Sep 1935 
Launched27 May 1937 
Commissioned14 Aug 1937 
Lost23 Aug 1942 
Loss position9° 17'S, 160° 02'E

On 23 August 1942 USS Blue (Cdr. Harold Nordmark Williams, USN) was scuttled in position 09º17'S, 160º02'E after being torpedoed by the Japanese destroyer Kawakaze (offsite link) in Savo Sound, Solomons the day before, 9 crewmembers lost their lives.


Commands listed for USS Blue (i) (DD 387)

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1Lt.Cdr. Charles Owen Comp, USN15 May 193915 Jun 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Harold Nordmark Williams, USN15 Jun 194123 Aug 1942 (1)

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair
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U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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