USS Pringle (DD-477)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Fletcher 
Pennant DD 477 
Built by Charleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 31 Jul 1941 
Launched 2 May 1942 
Commissioned 15 Sep 1942 
Lost 16 Apr 1945 
Loss position 27.26N, 126.59E
History Sunk by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft north-west of Okinawa in position 2726'N, 12659'E.  59 died and 245 were wounded which includes the Commanding Officer Lt Cdr John Lawrence Kelley,Jr. The 258 survivors were rescued by the USS Hobson/LCSL 34/LSMR 91.
Commanders  
  Lt.Cdr. Harold Oscar Larson,        USN  15 Sep 1942 to Apr 1943
  George DeMetropolis,                    USN       Apr 1943 to Jun 1944
  Lt Cdr.John Lawrence Kelley, Jr., USN       Jun 1944  to 16 Apr 1945