USS Dickerson DD-157
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||25 May 1918|
|Launched||12 Mar 1919|
|Commissioned||3 Sep 1919|
|Decommissioned||25 June 1922|
|Re-commissioned||1 May 1930|
|Converted||to High Speed Transport APD-21 on 21 August 1943|
USS Dickerson picks up 14 survivors from the American tanker E. M. Clark that was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-124 about 22 nautical miles south-west of the Diamond Shoals Lighted Buoy in position 34º50'N, 75º35'W.
On 19 March, while returning to Norfolk, she sighted an unidentified ship which fired on the destroyer and badly damaged the charthouse. Four of Dickerson's crew was killed, including her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander J. K. Reybold.