USS Abner Read (DD526)

 Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Fletcher 
Pennant DD 526 
Built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 30 Oct 1941 
Launched 18 Aug 1942 
Commissioned 5 Feb 1943 
Crew 336
Lost  1 Nov 1944 
Loss position was sunk by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in Leyte Gulf, Philippines in position 1047'N, 12522'E.21 killed and 54 were wounded, 257 survivors including the Commanding Officer were rescued by the USS Claxton/Richard P Leare
History USS Abner Read (Cdr. Arthur Montgomery Purdy, USN)