Allied Warships

USS Anderson (DD 411)

Destroyer of the Sims class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 411 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Nov 1937 
Launched4 Feb 1939 
Commissioned19 May 1939 
End service1 Jul 1946 

Sunk in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in July 1946. Stricken 24 September 1946.


Commands listed for USS Anderson (DD 411)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Matthews Hobby, Jr., USN19 May 193922 Mar 1941
2Lt.Cdr. John Kenneth Burkholder Ginder, USN22 Mar 1941Apr 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Richard Allen Guthrie, USNApr 194214 May 1943 (1)
4T/Cdr. John Gardner Tennent, 3rd, USN14 May 194330 Jan 1944 (+)
5Lt. George Edward Alexander, USNR30 Jan 19443 Mar 1944
6T/Lt.Cdr. John Foulon Murdock, USN3 Mar 194428 Sep 1944
7T/Lt.Cdr. Ralph Hamilton Benson, Jr., USN28 Sep 194413 Mar 1945
8John Adrian Sharpe, Jr., USN13 Mar 19455 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Anderson include:

30 Jan 1944
Ship was hit in CIC by shell fired from shore. 6kia, 14wia. Killed included the CO CDR John Gardner Tennent III (71649), USN, NC, LoM(V), PH & two Ens. Robert William Carlin (227715), USNR, PH John McClelland Entrikin (256083), USNR, PH three Enlisted were killed as well: Leonard (n) Link, Sea1c, (8487757), USNR, PH Wendell (n) Rolfe, Sea2c, (8506699), USNR, PH & John Joseph Weiss, Jr., RdM3c, (7258456), PH. (2)

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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