Allied Warships

USS Manley (APD 1)

Destroyer of the Caldwell class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAPD 1 
ModHigh speed transport 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down22 Aug 1916 
Launched23 Aug 1917 
Commissioned15 Oct 1917 
End service19 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned on 14 June 1922.
Recommissioned on 1 May 1930.
Converted to high speed transport in 1938.
Reclassified APD-1 on 2 August 1940.
Reclassified back to DD-74 on 25 June 1945.
Decommissioned on 19 November 1945.
Stricken on 5 December 1945.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 26 November 1946.


Commands listed for USS Manley (APD 1)

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1Lt.Cdr. Edward Christian Loughead, USN12 May 193918 Dec 1940 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Harold Raymond Demarest, USN18 Dec 19406 Nov 1941
3Lt. James Sturgis Willis, USN6 Nov 194126 Jan 1942
4Lt. Otto Carl Schatz, Jr., USN26 Jan 19424 Jun 1943
5Robert Thomas Newell, Jr., USNR4 Jun 194323 Nov 1944
6Robert Coleman Foster, Jr., USNR23 Nov 194413 Mar 1945
7Lloyd Michael Shepard, Jr., USNR13 Mar 194519 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Manley include:

11 Apr 1942
USS Manley picks up 290 survivors from the British passenger ship Ulysses that was torpedoed and sunk about 45 miles south of Cape Hatteras in position 34°23'N, 75°35'W by German U-boat U-160.

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