USS Haggard (DD 555)
Destroyer of the Fletcher class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||27 Mar 1942|
|Launched||9 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Aug 1943|
|End service||1 Nov 1945|
Heavily damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 29 April 1945 while off Okinawa.
Commands listed for USS Haggard (DD 555)
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|1||T/Cdr. David Alonzo Harris, USN||31 Aug 1943||30 Jan 1945|
|2||Verner Jensen Soballe, USN||30 Jan 1945||26 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Haggard include:
21 Apr 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) departed Ulithi for the Okinawa area. Passage was made together with the aircraft carrier Shangri La (Capt. J.D. Barner, USN). They were escorted by the destroyers Haggard (Lt.Cdr. V.J. Soballe, USN) and USS Stembel (Cdr. M.S. Schmidling, USN).
For the daily positions of USS Iowa during these operations see the map below.
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