USS Macomb (DD 458)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||3 Sep 1940|
|Launched||23 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||26 Jan 1942|
|End service||19 Oct 1954|
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-23 ON 15 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Macomb (DD 458)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Howard Duvall, USN||28 Jan 1942||10 Jan 1943 (1)|
|2||T/Cdr. Jerry Curtis South, USN||10 Jan 1943||2 Mar 1944 (1)|
|3||Lt. George Leland Hutchinson, USN||2 Mar 1944||1 Dec 1944 (1)|
|4||LCdr Alton Louis Clifford Waldron, USN||7 Dec 1944||(1)|
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Notable events involving Macomb include:
6 Jul 1943
The battleships HMS Duke of York (Capt. G.E. Creasy, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Admiral B.A. Fraser, KCB, KBE, RN), HMS Anson (Capt. E.D.B. McCarthy, DSO and Bar, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral H.R. Moore, KCB, DSO, CVO, RN), light cruiser HMS Diomede (Capt. H.T.W. Grant, RCN) and the destroyers HMS Grenville (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, DSO, RN), USS Ellyson (T/Cdr. E.W. Longton, USN), USS Rodman (T/Cdr. J.F. Foley, USN), USS Emmons (T/Cdr. E.B. Billingsley, USN), USS Macomb (T/Cdr. J.C. South, USN) and USS Fitch (T/Cdr. K.C. Walpole, USN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)
3 Dec 1943
Around 1500 hours, USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) and her escort, was joined by ComDesRon 51; USS Hall (Cdr. J.F. Delaney, Jr., USN), USS Halligan (Cdr. C.E. Cortner, USN) and USS Macomb (Cdr. J.C. South, USN).
11 Dec 1943
Around 2230 hours USS Hall (Cdr. J.F. Delaney, Jr., USN), USS Halligan (Cdr. C.E. Cortner, USN) and USS Macomb (Cdr. J.C. South, USN) took over the escort of USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) from USS Ellyson (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Longton, USN), USS Rodman (Cdr. J.F. Foley, USN) and USS Emmons (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Billingsley, USN) which were then detached.
13 Dec 1943
Around 1715 hours USS Halsey Powell (Cdr. W.T. McGarry, USN), USS Marshall (Cdr. J.D. McKinney, USN), USS Wadleigh (Cdr. W.C. Winn, USN) took over the escort of USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) from USS Hall (Cdr. J.F. Delaney, Jr., USN), USS Halligan (Cdr. C.E. Cortner, USN) and USS Macomb (Cdr. J.C. South, USN) which were then detached.
17 May 1944
German U-boat U-616 was sunk on 17 May 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Ténès, Algeria, in position 36°46'N, 00°52'E, by depth charges from the US destroyers USS Nields, USS Gleaves, USS Ellyson, USS Macomb, USS Hambleton, USS Rodman, USS Emmons and USS Hilary P. Jones and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (36 Sqn RAF/K) on 15 May.
- ADM 53/116902 + ADM 53/117389 + ADM 53/117400
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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