USS Goldsborough (AVD 5)
Destroyer of the Clemson class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Mod||Sea plane tender|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1918|
|Launched||20 Nov 1918|
|Commissioned||26 Jan 1920|
|End service||11 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned on 14 July 1922
Commands listed for USS Goldsborough (AVD 5)
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|1||Stanley John Michael, USN||1 Jul 1940||2 Aug 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Roland Philip Kauffman, USN||2 Aug 1940||17 Aug 1942 (1)|
|3||William Irvin Darnell, USN||17 Aug 1942||28 Nov 1942|
|4||T/Cdr. Reid Puryear Fiala, USN||28 Nov 1942||20 Jul 1943|
|5||William Joseph Meehan, 3rd, USNR||20 Jul 1943||24 Feb 1945|
|6||Clifford Edson Caton, USNR||24 Feb 1945||Aug 1945|
|7||Frank Thomas Hyde, USNR||Aug 1945||Sep 1945|
|8||Charles John Harvi, USNR||Sep 1945||11 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Goldsborough include:
13 Aug 1943
USS Goldsborough (Lt. W.J. Meehan, USNR) picks up 24 survivors from the British merchant Fort Halkett that was sunk by German U-boat U-185 about 600 miles southeast of Natal, Brazil in position 09°30'S, 26°50'W on 6 August.