USS Johnston (DD-557)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Fletcher 
Pennant DD 557 
Built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 6 May 1942 
Launched 25 Mar 1943 
Commissioned 27 Oct 1943 
Lost 25 Oct 1944 
Loss position 11.46N, 126.09E (off Samar, Philippine Islands)
History Sunk by gunfire from Japanese warships off Samar in position 1146'N, 12609'E. 183 of her crew were lost and 143 survived rescued by the USS LCI 74/337/340/341/; PC 623/1113 though all were wounded/injured; However amongst those lost was her the Commanding officer who was awarded a medal of Honour and the Ship the Presidential Citation. 
Commander  Cdr. Ernest Edwin Evans, USN      27 Oct.1943 ---25 Oct  1944