USS De Haven (i)(DD-469)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Fletcher 
Pennant 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
History During the 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 0909'S, 15952'E with the loss of 167 of her crew of 299.

Today, she lies in Iron Bottom Sound.