USS Gwin (DD-433)
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||1 Jun 1939|
|Launched||25 May 1940|
|Commissioned||15 Jan 1941|
|Lost||13 Jul 1943|
|Loss position||07.41S, 157.27E Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands, 13 July 1943|
USS Gwin (Lt. Cdr. John Benjamin Fellows, Jr.
with Cdr John Martin Higgins ComDesDiv 23 embarked) was damaged beyond
repair by Japanese warships during the Battle of Kolombangara July 13
Scuttled by torpedoes from USS Ralph Talbot (DD 390) in position 07º41'S, 157º27'E.
61 of her crew were killed and 15 wounded. Amongst the 214 survivors were the Commanding officer and Commander Higgins who were rescued by the Ralph Talbot.
|Lt.Cdr. John Martin Higgins,||15 Jan 1941 - 1942|
|Lt.Cdr. James S. Roberts,||1 Jan 1942|
|Lt.Cdr. John Benjamin Fellows||Nov 1942-1943|