Allied Warships

USS Conway (i) (DD 70)

Destroyer of the Caldwell class

USS Craven (DD-70). US Navy photo #19-N-16455.

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 70 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down20 Nov 1917 
Launched29 Jun 1918 
Commissioned19 Oct 1918 
End service23 Oct 1940 

Craven was placed in reserve at Philadelphia on 10 October 1919
Craven in reduced commission made a few voyages and arrived back at Philadelphia on 29 March 1922
Decommissioned at Philadelphia 15 June 1922 and berthed with the reserve fleet Craven was renamed on Conway on 20 November 1939
Recommissioned 9 August 1940 and decommissioned and given to Great Britain 23 October 1940 being renamed HMS Lewes
Stricken 8 January 1941.

Career notesTo Great Britain as HMS Lewes

Commands listed for USS Conway (i) (DD 70)

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1Lt.Cdr. Donald Cord Varian, USN9 Aug 194023 Oct 1940

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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