USS Cogswell (DD 651)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||1 Feb 1943|
|Launched||5 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||17 Aug 1943|
|End service||1 Oct 1969|
Decommissioned 30 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Cogswell (DD 651)
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|1||Cdr. Harold Thomas Deutermann, USN||17 Aug 1943||31 Oct 1944|
|2||Cdr. Robert Elmore Lockwood, USN||31 Oct 1944||7 Apr 1945 (1)|
|3||Reuben Noel Perley, Jr., USN||7 Apr 1945||4 Sep 1946|
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Notable events involving Cogswell include:
13 Nov 1943
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Chesapeake Bay for Mers El Kebir, Algeria. She is escorted by USS Cogswell (Cdr. H.T. Deutermann, USN), USS William D. Porter (Cdr. W.A. Walter, USN) and USS Young (Cdr. G.B. Madden, USN).
Iowa had on board President Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Chief of Staff Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff of the Army General George C. Marshall, Chief of Naval Operations Ernest King, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces Henry Arnold, Harry Hopkins to Mers El Kébir, Algeria, This was the first leg of their journey to the Tehran Conference.
For the daily positions of USS Iowa during this passage see the map below.
11 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Benham (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Poindexter, USN), USS Cogswell (Cdr. R.N. Perley, Jr., USN), USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN) and USS Stockham (Cdr. D.L. Moody, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Neches (Cdr. H.G. Hansen, USN).