USS Gwin (DD-433)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Benson / Gleaves 
Pennant DD 433 
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
History  
  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 1943.
Scuttled by torpedoes from USS Ralph Talbot (DD 390) in position 0741'S, 15727'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.
CommandersofGwin  
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