U.S.S. WORDEN • DD 352

Worden Chronology 1941-43

World War II Combat Actions
From Till Force Action
1941-12-07   DesDiv1 Pearl Harbor Raid — moored alongside destroyer tender Dobbin. One Japanese aircraft confirmed shot down.
1941-12-07   DesDiv 1 Sortie to search for Imperial Japanese fleet
1941-12-11 1941-12-12   Escort fleet oiler Neosho to refuel TF 11
1941-12-11 1941-12-12   Screen fleet oiler Neosho during refueling TF 11
1941-12-12 1941-12-13?   Escort fleet oiler Neosho back to Pearl Harbor
1941-12-14 1941-12-27 DesDiv1 Wake Island Relief (mission aborted)
1942/01/0? 1942-01-31 TF 11 Kingman Is. — Christmas Is. offensive patrol
1942-02-06 1942-02-21   Escort seaplane tender Curtiss and fleet oiler Platte Pearl Harbor→Samoa→Fiji→Nouméa
1942-02-24     Rescue crew from Panamanian merchantman Snark (ex-Danish Olympia under U.S Maritime Commission command), which struck a mine in Boulari Passage off Nouméa, New Caledonia.
1942-03-07 1942-03-19   Escort seaplane tender Curtiss from Nouméa to Pearl Harbor
1942-03-19 1942-04-14   Pearl Harbor Naval Yard — overhaul and installation of radar
1942-04-14 1942-05-02 DesDiv1 & TF 17.6 Battle of the Coral Sea — Escort fleet oiler Tippecanoe
1942-05-02 1942-05-10   Escort fleet oiler Tippecanoe to Nouméa
1942-05-10 1942-05-13   Nouméa
1942-05-13 1942-05-14 TF 11 Sail from Nouméa to join TF 16
1942-05-14 1942-05-26 TF 16  
1942-05-28 1942-06-13 TF 16.4/DesRon1 Battle of Midway — Screen Hornet and Enterprise
1942-06-22 1942-07-07 TF 11  
1942-07-07 42/08/2? DesDiv1  
1942-07-21 1942-07-25   Escort fleet oiler Platte to Nouméa
1942-07-26     Rescued (with fleet oiler Platte) 36 survivors from Army transport Tjinegara sunk on 1942-07-25 by submarine I-169, 75nm SE of Nouméa
1942-07-25 1942-07-28   Patrol off Nouméa Harbor entrance while Platte loads oil
1942-07-28 1942-07-29   Escort Platte from Nouméa to refuel TF 11
1942-07-29 1942-07-30 TF 11  
1942-07-30 1942-08-01   Escort fleet oiler Cimarron to Nouméa
1942-08-01 1942-08-03   Sail to join TF 11
1942-08-23 1942-08-27 TF 11 DesDiv1 Battle of the Eastern Solomons
1942-08-31 1942-09-01 TF 11 TG 61.1 DesDiv1 Saratoga torpedoed by submarine I-26
1942-09-06 1942-09-23   Escort damaged aircraft carrier Saratoga Tongatabu→Pearl Harbor
1942-09-28 1942-10-04   Escort battleships Idaho and Pennsylvania Pearl Harbor→San Francisco
1942-10-04 1942-10-11   San Francisco / Mare Island
1942-10-11 1942-10-14   Escort battleship Idaho from San Francisco to Bremerton, Washington
1942-10-16 1942-11-30   Overhaul at Mare Island Navy Yard, Calif.
1942/12     San Pedro, San Diego — escort battleship Nevada while undergoing post-repair trials
1942-12-27 1943-12-29   Sail San Francisco→Dutch Harbor, Alaska
1942-12-29 1943-01-01   Sail Dutch Harbor→Kuluk Bay, Adak Island, Alaska
1943-01-01 1943-01-12 TF 8.6  
1943-01-01? 1943-01-02? TF 8.6 Attempted landing on Amchitka Island’s south shore; mission aborted.
1943-01-12   TF 8.6 Operation Crowbar; grounded and sunk near 51°24'35" North, 179°18'20" East in Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska Territory, after landing Alaska Scouts and Army troops from Adak. 14 crew killed. See detailed chronology.