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DD-557 Johnston
United States Navy destroyer
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Fletcher 1942/05/06
Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, Wash.
1943/03/25 1943/10/27 1944/10/25
sunk
Namesake: Lt John Vincent Johnston +1912/04/23 CO Forrest Rose
TTD differences from class:44/10:
Camouflage: 42-43: Ms 21


WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
44/01 44/02/01 Flint 54    
44/02/17 44/02/22 Catch 54?    
44/03/2? 44/04   39/DesRon47/DesDiv94    
44/03/28       shell Kapingamarangi Atoll, N of New Ireland   66 
44/03/28     DesDiv94 shell Kapingamarangi Atoll, north of New Ireland   85 
44/03/30       Maririca River Mouth, Empress Augusta Bay   66 
44/04 44/07     ASpatro-off Bougnaiville   66 
44/05/16 44/05/17   DesDiv94 sinking/share I-176 150 nm N of Cape Alexander, Solomons (04-01S, 156-29E)   85 
44/07/17 44/07/29 Forage 53.2.1 shell Guam   66  81  127
44/07/29   Forage 53.2.1     66 
44/08/29 44/09/04     Port Purvis, Tulagi   88 
44/09/04 44/10/03 Stale2 32.7.2/DesRon47/DesDiv94 land Palau   66  70 
44/10/10 44/10/25 King2 77.4.3    
44/10/25   King2 77.4.3 xSamar - sunk (IJN) - 11-40'N., 126-20'E.   70 

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 1140'N., 12620'E.
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 6 Battle Stars, PUC I-176(share) Medal of Honor for skipper Cdr Evans
Notice: nickname "G.Q. Johnny"