USS Dickerson DD-157

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Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Wickes 
Pennant DD 157 
Built by New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 25 May 1918 
Launched 12 Mar 1919 
Commissioned 3 Sep 1919 
Decommissioned  25 June 1922
Re-commissioned 1 May 1930
Converted  to High Speed Transport APD-21 on 21 August 1943
  18 Mar 1942
USS Dickerson picks up 14 survivors from the American tanker E. M. Clark that was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-124 about 22 nautical miles south-west of the Diamond Shoals Lighted Buoy in position 3450'N, 7535'W.

On 19 March, while returning to Norfolk, she sighted an unidentified ship which fired on the destroyer and badly damaged the charthouse. Four of Dickerson's crew was killed, including her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander J. K. Reybold.

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