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USS Laffey (DD-459)

(1941—1946)

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Awards:
American Campaign Service Medal: 30 Apr 1942 1
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Service Medal: 3 Battle Stars 1
Presidential Unit Citation: 13 Nov 1942 1
WWII Victory Medal: 7 December 1941 - 31 December 1946 1
Battle Honors:
Cape Esperance (Second Savo): 11-12 October 1942 2
Capture & Defense of Guadalcanal: 10 August 1942-8 February 1943 2
Guadalcanal (Third Savo): 12-15 November 1942 2
Builder:
Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company: San Francisco, CA 3
Casualties:
Killed In Action: 59 2
Wounded In Action: 116 2
Naval Service:
Commanding Officer: LCDR William E. Hank 3
Commissioned: 31 Mar 1942 3
Laid Down: 13 Jan 1941 3
Launched: 30 Oct 1941 3
Location of Loss: Guadalcanal 3
Sponsor: Eleanor G. Forgerty 3
Sunk: 13 Nov 1942 3
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Also known as: DD-459 1
Category: Bristol-Class Destroyer 1
Name: USS Laffey 1

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