USS Meredith (ii)(DD-726)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Sumner 
Pennant 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 49บ27'13"N, 01บ00'19"W.