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USS MAYRANT (DD-402)


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CLASS - BENHAM As Built.
Displacement 2250 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 340' 9" (oa) x 35' 6" x 12' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 4 x 0.5" MG 16 x 21" tt.(4x4).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Boston Navy Yard April 15 1937.
Launched May 14 1938 and commissioned September 13 1939.
Damaged in Atom Bomb Test at Bikini Atoll July 1946.
Decommissioned August 28 1946.
Fate Scuttled off Kwajalein April 4 1948.
Stricken April 30 1948.

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Mayrant 90kPhoto #: NH 47915. John Mayrant (1762-1836) who, as a Midshipman serving under John Paul Jones in Continental Ship Bonhomme Richard, led the attacking party that captured HMS Serapis on 23 September 1779. Minature portrait, photographed circa 1927, when it was in the possession of the Simons Family of Charleston, South Carolina. Courtesy of Mr. Aiken Simons, of the DuPont Company, 1927. U.S . Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 98kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
Mayrant 171kUSS Mayrant (DD-402) and USS Trippe (DD-403) on May 14 1938 at Boston Navy Yard launching. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
Mayrant 35kPhoto #: NH 67631, USS Mayrant (DD-402) photographed in 1939-1940. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 71kPhoto #: NH 101669, USS Mayrant (DD-402) at anchor with painters over the side, circa 1939-1941. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 65kPhoto #: NH 101670, USS Mayrant (DD-402) at anchor with painters over the side, circa 1939-1941. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 93kPhoto #: NH 60291, USS Mayrant (DD-402) escorting President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his summer 1940 inspection of East Coast defenses. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 108kUSS Mayrant (DD-402) leaving Miami, Florida, while escorting President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his summer 1940 inspection of East Coast defences (USN Photo No 60292).Robert Hurst
Mayrant 75kCirca 1942, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Mayrant 157kAugust 6 1942, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Mayrant 97kPhoto #: 80-G-30422, North African Invasion, November 1942 a salvo from the French El Hank Battery misses USS Mayrant (DD-402) during the Battle of Casablanca, 8 November 1942. Photographed from USS Augusta (CA-31). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 55kNorfolk 1942.Marc Piché
Mayrant 98kPort side bomb damage to the USS Mayrant (DD-402) from German Luftwaffe planes on July 26, 1943. The ship is in a dry-dock at Malta, and the photo is looking forward. Source: Navy Department Library, Destroyer Gunfire, Bomb and Kamikaze Damage Report; War Damage Report No. 51.Mike Green
Mayrant 98kPort side amidships view of the USS Mayrant (DD-402)showing completion of temporary repairs at Malta. The ship is being prepared to steam to the Charleston Navy Yard for a refit and permanent repairs. Source: Navy Department Library, Destroyer Gunfire, Bomb and Kamikaze Damage Report; War Damage Report No. 51.Mike Green
Mayrant 54kUSS Mayrant (DD-402) tied up dockside at Palermo. Photo from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe. Thanks to Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine who identified her and supplied the following text. After bomb damage on 26 July 1943 she was towed to Palermo and remained into 9 August 1943. There is no internet evidence that her division sisters tied up in Palermo, suggesting that this is an incidental view of Mayrant.Robert Hurst

USS MAYRANT DD-402 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Edwin Ashby Taylor    Sep 19 1939 - 1941
CDR Charles Clifford Hartman    Apr 4 1941 - Sep 30 1942
CDR Edward Keith Walker    Sep 30 1942 - Aug 24 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR Otto Axel Scherini    Aug 24 1943 - Sep 7 1945
LCDR D. F. Chamberlin Jr.    Sep 7 1945 - Apr 13 1946
LCDR Marion Hugo Buaas    Apr 13 1946 - Aug 28 1946

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