USS Tarbell (DD 142)
Destroyer of the Wickes class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||31 Dec 1917|
|Launched||28 May 1918|
|Commissioned||27 Nov 1918|
|End service||20 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned at San Diego, California on 8 June 1922
Commands listed for USS Tarbell (DD 142)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Edward White Rawlins, USN||4 Oct 1939||21 Mar 1941|
|2||Solomon David Willingham, USN||21 Mar 1941||20 May 1942 (1)|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. Walter Manley Foster, USN||20 May 1942||4 Nov 1943|
|4||Howard Martin Payne, USNR||4 Nov 1943||15 Jun 1944|
|5||Charles Alfred Berry, USNR||15 Jun 1944||20 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Tarbell include:
26 Mar 1942
USS Tarbell picks up 22 survivors of the American tanker Dixie Arrow that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-71 12 nautical miles off the Diamond Shoals Lighted Buoy in position 34°55'N, 75°02'W.
15 May 1942
USS Tarbell picks up 25 survivors of the American merchant Lammot Du Pont that was torpedoed and sunk on 23 April 1942 by German U-boat U-125 500 nautical miles south-east of Bermuda in position 27°10'N, 57°10'W. Three of these survivors later died in hospital.
4 Jun 1942
USS Tarbell picks up 30 survivors of the American tanker M.F. Elliott that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-502 about 150 nautical miles north-west of Trinidad in position 12°04'N, 63°49'W.
9 Sep 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Chevalier (Lt.Cdr. E.R. McLean, Jr., USN), USS Jenkins (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Miller, USN) and USS Tarbell (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Foster, USN).
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