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DD-526 Abner Read
United States Navy destroyer
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Fletcher 1941/10/30
Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco, Cal.
1942/08/18 1943/02/05 1944/11/01
sunk
Namesake: Abner Read *1821/04/05
TTD differences from class:
Camouflage: 42: Ms 21


WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
43/03/17 43/03/27     practice landing at San Clemente Is to prepare Attu landing   85 
43/05 43/05/2? Landcr 51.2 land Attu   66  81 
43/05/2? 45/05/31     sail from Attu to San Diego   66 
43/05/31 43/06/14     San Diego - drydock   66 
43/06/14 43/06/2?     sail from San Diego to Aleutians   66 
43/06/2?     16 Aleutians   66 
43/07/22     16.12 shell Kiska   85 
43/08/10 43/08/18 Cotta 16.17     85 
43/08/18   Cotta 16.17 ASW: damage(mine) off Conquer Point, Kiska-70 KIA/MIA, 47 WIA (52-01N, 177-26E)   66  85 
43/08/18 43/08/20?     towed (AT-76 Ute) from Kiska to Adak   66 
43/08/2? 43/09/2?     repairs at various Alaskan ports   66 
43/09/2? 43/10/07     towed (AT-136 Oriole) from Alaska to Puget Sounds   66 
43/10/07 43/12/21     PSNY - repairs   66 
43/12/21 44/02     west coast - training, trials   66 
44/02       P.H.   66 
44/02/03 44/02/03     MINY   88 
44/02/28       damage(grounding) off New Gunea - (08-44S, 148-27E)   66 
44/03/01 44/03/2?     Milne Bay - propeller repairs   66 
44/04/18 44/04/30 Reckle 75 land Hollandia   66 
44/05/12       shell Wewak   66 
44/05/15 44/05/25 Straig 75 land Wakde   66  81 
44/05/25   Horlie 77.5 land Biak   66 
44/07/02   Table 75 land Noemfoor Is.   66  81 
44/07/2? 44/08/08     Seeadler Harbor, Manus - tender availability   66 
44/08/08 44/08/2?     sail from Manus to Sydney and back   66 
44/08/2? 44/09/01     sail from Sydney to Milne Bay (08/30), after refueling continued to Manus   108 
44/09/0? 44/09/2? Trade 77 land Morotai   66 
44/10/07       shell Ponam Is., Admiralties   66 
44/10/17 44/11/01 King2 77.1    
44/11/01     77.1 sunk(kami - D3A) - 22 nm SE of Dulag, Leyte (10-47N, 125-22E) - 22 KIA   85 

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 1047'N., 12522'E.
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 4 Battle Stars
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