USS Haraden (ii) (DD 585)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||9 Nov 1942|
|Launched||19 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||16 Sep 1943|
|End service||2 Jul 1946|
Decommissioned 2 July 1946.
Commands listed for USS Haraden (ii) (DD 585)
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|1||T/Cdr. Halle Charles Allan, Jr., USN||16 Sep 1943||Nov 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Willliam Henry Watson, Jr., USN||Nov 1944||6 Jul 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Leslie James O'Brien, USN||6 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Haraden (ii) include:
13 Dec 1944
USS Haraden entered the Sulu Sea on 13 December 1944 while escorting escort carriers, and were attacked that day by four Japanese aircraft. Haraden assisted in downing three of the raiders, but the fourth dived for the destroyer. Trailing smoke from hits by Haraden's gunners, she crashed into the destroyer's side, putting her forward engine room out of commission and severely damaging her topside. As Haraden lay dead in the water, USS Twiggs (DD 591) came alongside to help and the destroyer was soon underway on her own power. She arrived at San Pedro Bay 14 December 1944 and transferred her casualties 14 killed and 24 wounded. Steaming on toward the United States via Hawaii, she arrived at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington on 14 January 1945 for battle repairs.
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