USS Meredith (ii)(DD-726)
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||26 Jul 1943|
|Launched||21 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||14 Mar 1944|
|Lost||9 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||49.27N, 01.00W in the Bay of the Seine,|
|History||USS Meredith (Cmdr
George Knuepfer, USN) was sunk by a near miss after being bombed by German
aircraft on 9 June 1944. The ship was already badly damaged after hitting
a mine off Utah Beach during the Normandy invasion the previous day.
35 of the ships crew were lost and 322 of
her survivors were rescued by USS Bates and PC 1232/1262 and 26 were
wounded.Amongst the survivors was the Commanding officer.
The wreck lies in 19 meter of water in position 49º27'13"N, 01º00'19"W.