USS Simpson (DD 221)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||9 Oct 1919|
|Launched||28 Apr 1920|
|Commissioned||3 Nov 1920|
|End service||29 Mar 1946|
Reclassified as Auxiliary AG-97 on 25 May 1945
Commands listed for USS Simpson (DD 221)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt.Cdr. Hubert Winthrop Chanler, USN||12 Jun 1939||9 Aug 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Daniel Newman Cone, Jr., USN||9 Aug 1940||20 Jun 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Alexander MacIntyre, USN||20 Jun 1941||19 Sep 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Francis Douglas McCorkle, USN||19 Sep 1941||7 Dec 1941|
|5||Lt. Edward Joseph Burke, USN||7 Dec 1941||8 Jan 1943|
|6||T/Cdr. Robert Schley Fahle, USN||8 Jan 1943||16 Aug 1943|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Leigh William Sedgwick, USNR||16 Aug 1943||1 Mar 1945|
|8||Lt. Donald James Donahue, USNR||1 Mar 1945||29 Mar 1946|
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Notable events involving Simpson include:
14 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Mayo (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Duke, USN), HNoMS Rose, HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), HMS Burwell (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR), HNoMS Acanthus, USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Burke, USN), HNoMS Potentilla and HNoMS Eglantine. (2)
28 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Broome (Lt. C.S. Arthur, Jr., USN), USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Fahle, USN), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Highlander (Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN) and USS Charles F. Hughes (T/Cdr. B.S. Copping, USN). (3)
- ADM 173/17247
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17926
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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