USS Duncan (i) (DD-485)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Bristol 
Pennant DD 485 
Built by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 31 Jul 1941 
Launched 20 Feb 1942 
Commissioned 16 Apr 1942 
Lost 12 Oct 1942 
Loss position off Savo, Solomon Islands,
History USS Duncan (Lt. Cdr Edmund .B. Taylor) made a daring one ship attack and found herself between Japanese and American battle groups resulting in receiving more than 50 hits. When she sank 43 men and 5 officers were lost also. 195 men were rescued from the shark infested waters by USS McCalla (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Cooper).