Allied Warships

USS Luce (DD 522)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 522 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down24 Aug 1942 
Launched6 Mar 1943 
Commissioned21 Jun 1943 
Lost4 May 1945 
Loss position26° 35'N, 127° 10'E

Struck by a Japanese kamikaze plane and sunk west of Okinawa in position 26°35'N, 127°10'E. 186 men survived including the wounded Commanding Officer Cdr. Jacob Wilson Waterhouse, USN. 150 men were lost with the ship.


Commands listed for USS Luce (DD 522)

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1T/Cdr. Donald Cord Varian, USN21 Jun 194322 Nov 1943
2T/Cdr. Hinton Allen Owens, USN22 Nov 19431 Feb 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Jacob Wilson Waterhouse, USN1 Feb 19454 May 1945

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

DD 522 : Diary of a destroyer

Surels, Ron

Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair
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U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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