Allied Warships

USS Aaron Ward (ii) (DD 483)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 483 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down11 Feb 1941 
Launched22 Nov 1941 
Commissioned4 Mar 1942 
Lost7 Apr 1943 
Loss position9° 10'S, 160° 12'E

USS Aaron Ward (Lt.Cdr. Frederick Julian Becton, USN) was sunk after being bombed by Japanese aircraft off Tagoma Point at Guadalcanal in position 09º10'S, 160º12'E. 27 of her crew were lost with the ship.


Commands listed for USS Aaron Ward (ii) (DD 483)

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1Lt.Cdr. Orville Francis Gregor, USN2 Mar 194218 Feb 1943
2T/Cdr. Frederick Julian Becton, USN18 Feb 19437 Apr 1943

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