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DD-559 Longshaw
United States Navy destroyer
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Fletcher 1942/06/16
Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, Wash.
1943/06/04 1943/12/14 1945/05/18
sunk
Namesake: Ass Surgeon William Longshaw, USN, *1839, KIA 1965/01/15 while dressing the wounds of a Marine during the attack on Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
TTD differences from class:
Camouflage: 43: Ms 32/21d


WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
44/02/18 44/03/04     sail from San Francisco to P.H. > Kwajalein   66 
44/03/04 44/03/15     Kwajalein   66 
44/03/15 44/03/16?     sail from Kwajalein to Majuro   66 
44/03/16? 44/03/21     Wotje, Maloelap - patrol   66 
44/03/22 44/04/05 Desec1 50.17/DesRon55/DesDiv110     66 
44/04/11 44/05/09 Reckle 50.17/DesRon55/DesDiv110     66 
44/05/09 44/05/30     P.H. - repairs, training   66 
44/05/29 44/08/22 Forage 52.14.2     25  70 
44/07/16       damaged(submerged reef) at Eniwetok   85 
44/08/22 44/08/28     Eniwetok   66 
44/08/28 44/10/23 King2 38.3.3/DesRon55/DesDiv110     81 
44/10/23 44/11 King2 38.4.3/DesRon55/DesDiv110     104 
44/10/24 44/10/26 King2 38.4.3/DesRon55/DesDiv110 xLeyte   81 
44/12/11 44/12/24 Love3 38.3/DesRon55/DesDiv110 land Mindoro   66 
44/12/30 45/01/25 Mike1 38/DesRon55/DesDiv110     66 
45/02/10 45/02/21 Detach 58.5     66 
45/02/21 45/02/23 Detach 58.2     106 
45/02/23 45/03/12 Detach 58.5     106 
45/03/21   Iceber 54     66 
45/04/07   Iceber 54.1/FSU1/DesRon55/DesDiv110 damage(kami) 3 nm NW of Zampa Misaki, Okinawa (26-29N, 127-41E)   85 
45/04/17   Iceber 54.1/FSU1/DesRon55/DesDiv110 Kerama Retto - load ammunition  
45/05/18   Iceber 54.1/FSU1/DesRon55/DesDiv110 disabled(coastal battery) off Okinawa - 86 KIA   66 
45/05/18     54.1/FSU1/DesRon55/DesDiv110 scuttled by Heywood L. Edwards and Picking 4 nm WSW of Naha, Okinawa (26-11N, 127-37E)   66  85 

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 2611'N., 12737'E.
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 9 Batle Stars
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