USS Anderson


USS Anderson was a Sims class destroyer laid down by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Company in Kearny in November 1937. She was launched in February 1939 and commissioned three months later. She was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet and was used as a neutrality boat until USA joined the war in 1941. She was sent to Pearl Harbor in 1942, and took part in most of the major battles in the Pacific. She was assigned to TG 92 and the Northern Pacific Force, and finished her duty in Japanese waters in October 1945. She earned herself ten Battle Stars for her service in World War Two. In January 1946 she was assigned to Joint Task Force and marked as a target ship under Operation Crossroads. 1. July 1946 she was struck by the atomic bomb Able and sunk outside the Bikini atoll. The wreck rest today on a depth of fifty meter.

Former names:
USS Anderson
348,3 x 36,1 x 13,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1570 displ ( std )
Kearny ( US ) 1939
( US )

GPS: 11° 36.612' N, 165° 28.956' E
( Source: Scuba Doctor )

Picture: USS Anderson in March 1945
Courtesy of US Navy 19N84296, Public domain

Last updated: February 2019