USS Aaron Ward

Solomon Islands,Asia

USS Aaron Ward was laid down as a Gleaves class destroyer at Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Company in February 1941, and was launched in November the same year. She was commissioned in March 1942, and earned herself four battle stars during world war two. She was damaged by dive bombers during a Japanese air raid 6. April 1943 at Guadalcanal. She was taken under tow but sank on her way back to Tulagi. The battered wreck was found by divers in 1994, and rest today on a depth of approximately 65 to 75 meters in Savo sound near Tinete Point.


Name:
Former names:
Dimensions:
Aaron Ward
DD-483
248,4 x 36,1 x 3,6 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2060 displ ( std )
New Jersey ( US ) 1941
( US )


Last updated: December 2019