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USS Worden (DD-352) - Wikipedia



The third USS Worden (DD-352) ... On 27 December 1942Worden sailed from San Francisco
to support the occupation of Amchitka Island in the Aleutian Islands.



USS Worden being abandoned shortly after a hull breach beneath the engine room, 12 January 1943.


On 27 December 1942, Worden sailed from San Francisco to support the occupation of Amchitka Island in the Aleutian Islands. She reached Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on New Year's Day 1943 and, on 12 January, was guarding the transport Arthur Middleton (AP-55) as that transport put the preliminary Army security unit on the shores of Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island. The destroyer maneuvered into the rock-edged harbor and stayed there until the last men had landed and then turned to the business of clearing the harbor.


A strong current, however, swept Worden onto a pinnacle that tore into her hull beneath her engine room and caused a complete loss of power. Dewey passed a towline to her stricken sister and attempted to tow her free, but the cable parted, and the heavy seas began moving Worden—totally without power— inexorably toward the rocky shore. The destroyer then broached and began breaking up in the surf; Comdr. William G. Pogue, the stricken destroyer's commanding officer, ordered abandon ship; and, as he was directing that effort, was swept overboard into the wintry seas by a heavy wave that broke over the ship.


Pogue was among the fortunate ones, however, because he was hauled, unconscious, out of the sea. Fourteen of his crew drowned. Worden, herself, was a total loss. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 22 December 1944. Worden earned four battle stars for her World War II service.


USS WORDEN (DD-352) - Photo Archive Main Index


USS WORDEN (DD-352) Flag Hoist/Radio ... USS Worden (DD 352) off Mare Island on November 21, 1942. ... Aleutian Islands, Alaska, on 12 January 1943. USS Dewey ...

  • USS Worden (DD-352) - Naval Warfare


    Aug 20, 2012 · ... USS Worden (DD-352) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, ... 21 November1942USS St. Louis ... Aleutian Islands, Alaska, on 12 January 1943. USS Dewey ...

  • Loss of USS Worden (DD 352) on 12 January 1943

    dd352.us/WordenReport/WordenSinkingReport.pdf · PDF file

    ... Aleutian Islands ; report of. 1920, ... 1942 and sending the accounts to UOS,S. CUYAMA in ... Loss of USS Worden (DD 352) on 12 January 1943 Author:


Wreck of USS Worden (DD-352) - Wikimapia - Let's describe ...


Wreck of USS Worden (DD-352) ... Emerging from Mare Island Shipyard in October1942, the Worden ...
Escorting the Amphibious Transports across the Aleutian ..

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    WORDEN rejoined the SARATOGA to the south of the Fiji IslandWORDEN (DD 352) ...Aleutian Islands, ... USS Worden in November 1942 after her last refit

  • Casualties, Navy and Coast Guard Ships, WW II


    ... Ryukyu Islands, 10 June 1945. USS Worden (DD-352) ... lost by grounding on a reef off St. Makarius Point, Amchitka, Aleutian Islands, 19 June 1942USS S-28 ...

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    submarine I-168 northeast of Midway Island, 6 June 1942USS Henley (DD-391) ... 1-4 March 1942USS Pope (DD-225) ... (DD-352) Wrecked off Amchitka, Aleutian Islands


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Sunk after being hit by one Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 10 June 1945.
USS Worden (DD-352) ... Aleutian Islands, 19 June 1942USS S-28 (SS-133)

Manned by a combined Coast Guard and Navy crew, the transport held shakedown training off San Diego, California, and sailed for the Aleutian Islands on 23 December. She reached Amchitkaon 12 January 1943 and, later that day, took on board 175 survivors from Worden (DD-352), which had run aground and broken up while covering the transport during the debarkation of her troops. However, before the day ended, Arthur Middleton herself ran aground after dragging anchor.


Salvage operations involved completely unloading, blasting and removing the rocks from under the ship's port side, and patching the holes which they had pierced in her hull. During this work, Arthur Middleton's boats operated in Amchitak harbor unloading supply ships and moving Army barges. On eight different occasions, the grounded ship repulsed enemy float-plane attacks and was straddled by four bombs.


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[United States]. Army Orientation Course. Newsmap. Monday, June 29, 1942 :

week of June 19 to June 26. [Washington, D.C.]. 
UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1023/.
Accessed January 20, 2013.



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