USS Aulick(DD-569)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Fletcher 
Pennant DD 569 
Built by Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 14 May 1941 
Launched 2 Mar 1942 
Commissioned 27 Oct 1942 
End service 18 Apr 1946 
History Damaged by Japanese shore battery on 19 October 1944.

On 29 November, while on antisubmarine patrol in the east entrance to Leyte Gulf, Aulick was attacked at 1750 by six Japanese planes. One peeled off and dived toward the destroyer, dropped a bomb close aboard, then exploded on hitting the water approximately 20 yards off the destroyer's port bow. Another aircraft approached and struck the starboard side of the bridge with its wingtip, continued forward and downward, and exploded near the bow just above the main deck. The explosion set the number 2 gun and handling room on fire. Metal fragments killed several men on the bridge and flying bridge. Altogether a total of 31 men were killed, 64 were wounded, and 1 was missing.

  Decommissioned 18 April 1946.
Transferred to Greece on 21 August 1959 being renamed Sfendoni. Sfendoni was stricken in 1991 and scrapped in 1997 at Aliaga, Turkey.