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DD-741 Drexler
United States Navy destroyer
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Allen M. 1944/04/24
Bath Iron Works Co., Bath, Maine
1944/09/03 1944/11/14 1945/05/28
sunk
Namesake: Ens Henry Clay Drexler, CMH, NC *1901/08/07, KIA 1924/10/20 onboard Trenton when powder charge exploded in forward mount
TTD differences from class:
Camouflage: 44: Ms 32/11a


WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
45/02/01       joinPac - Panama Canal   66  81 
45/02/02 45/02/10     sail from Panama to San Diego (with Shubrick)   81 
45/02/10 45/02/13     San Diego   66 
45/02/13 45/02/1?     sail from San Pedro, Cal. to P.H.   81 
45/02/2? 45/03/05     sail from P.H. to Tulagi   81 
45/02/20? 45/02/23     P.H.   66 
45/02/21 45/02/22     exercised with Massey and Morrison off P.H.   81 
45/03/1? 45/03/25     sail from Tulagi to Ulithi   81 
45/03/21 45/03/27 Iceber 52.1.3     70 
45/03/27 45/05/27 Iceber   Okinawa - RP duty   66 
45/05/02 45/05/04 Iceber   RP duty with Wadsworth   81 
45/05/12   Iceber   land Tori Shima - FSG   81 
45/05/27   Iceber DesRon63 sunk(kami - 2) - Okinawa/RP15 (27-06N, 127-38E) - 168 KIA,52 WIA   81  66 

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 27 06' N., 127 38' E.
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 1 Battle Star
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