Allied Warships

USS Gregory (i) (APD 3)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAPD 3 
ModHigh speed transport 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Aug 1917 
Launched27 Jan 1918 
Commissioned1 Jun 1918 
Lost5 Sep 1942 
Loss position9° 20'S, 160° 01'E

Decommissioned at Philadelphia on 7 July 1922
Converted into a high speed transport in 1939
Gregory was reclassified APD-3 on 2 August 1940
Recommissioned on November 4 1940
USS Gregrory (Lt Cmdr Harry Frederick Bauer) was sunk by Japanese destroyers off Guadalcanal in position 09º20'S, 160º01'E; 22 of the crew were killed and 43 wounded amongst those killed was the Commanding officer. The survivors were rescued by the USS Manley.


Commands listed for USS Gregory (i) (APD 3)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Drane Brown, USN4 Nov 194013 Dec 1941 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Harry Frederick Bauer, USN13 Dec 19415 Sep 1942 (+) (1)

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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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