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DD-383 USS Warrington

USS Warrington was built at Kearny, New Jersey in 1935. She was commissioned at New York in 1938 and started her career with a shakedown cruise to the West Indies. In May of that year, Warrington underwent training and maneuvers in the Atlantic, which continued until 1939 when she was sent to Key West as an escort vessel for President Roosevelt’s tour of the Caribbean. In March 1939, USS Warrington was sent to San Diego and conducted operations along the West Coast for the remainder of that year. Pearl Harbor was her home until shortly before the attacks, when she was sent on neutrality patrols.

USS Warrington put to sea the day after the attacks on Pearl Harbor after being moored in Charleston for some time. She returned to the Pacific and operated escort and patrol missions for the next 16 months of the war. After this, she moved on to Guadalcanal and took part in invasions and escort missions in the area. After many voyages around the South and Western Pacific, she returned in June 1944 to the Atlantic and to New York for repairs. On September 10, 1944, she headed for Trinidad but never made it. After encountering a hurricane, the ship took on water and was sunk. Most of the crew of the USS Warrington abandoned ship, but only 5 officers and 68 men were recovered alive.

DD-383 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1935-Keel Date: 10 OCT 1935
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
MAY1937-Launch Date: 15 MAY 1937
FEB1938-Commissioned: 9 FEB 1938

DD-383 General Specifications

Class: Somers-class destroyer

Named for: Lewis Warrington

Complement: 294 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1850 tons

Length: 381 feet

Beam: 36 feet 11 inches

Flank Speed: 39 kn

Range: 7 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sank in a hurricane off the Bahamas on 13 September 1944