USS Chevalier (DD-451)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Fletcher 
Pennant DD 451 
Built by Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 30 Apr 1941 
Launched 11 Apr 1942 
Commissioned 20 Jul 1942 
Lost 7 Oct 1943 
Loss position Scuttled by USS La Vallette (DD 448) on 7 October 1943 in position 0730'S, 15614'E.
History  
  USS Chevalier (Cmdr George Rees Wilson) was damaged beyond repair by the Japanese destroyer Yugumo off Vella Lavella, Solomons Islands on 6 October 1943.

54 of her crew were killed and 58 wounded and the Survivors which included the Commanding officer who was wounded, were rescued by the USS Obannion. (DD 450)