USS De Haven (i)(DD-469)
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Sep 1941|
|Launched||28 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Sep 1942|
|Lost||1 Feb 1943|
|Loss position||09.09S, 159.52E|
American landings at Guadalcanal, USS De Haven (Cdr. C.E. Tolman) was
attacked by 6 Japanese planes. 3 of them were shot down but the remaining
three dropped their bombs and fled. The result destroyed the bridge,
killing the captain. A fourth bomb split the hull plates and the De Haven
upended and sank in position 09º09'S, 159º52'E with
the loss of
167 of her crew of 299.
Today, she lies in Iron Bottom Sound.