USS Tucker


USS Tucker was a Mahan class destroyer laid down at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in August 1934. She was launched in February 1936, and was commissioned four months later. Acting as an escort for a freighter headed for Espirito Santo, she hit a mine in Segond Channel in Vanauto 3. October 1942. The day before the channel had been mined, but this information was not given to the officers on Tucker. After the accident she went adrift, and was later taken in tow to shallow waters and beached. After the war salvage operations were done on the wreck, and her battered remains rest today on a depth of 15 to 20 meter outside Aore Island. Also see the wreck of the troop transport President Coolidge.

Former names:
USS Tucker
101,8 x 10,67 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2103 grt
Portsmouth ( US ) 1936 Pearl Harbor ( US )

15°36'33"S   167°7'59"E
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