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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, August 22, 1942
Collision with USS Ingraham
Chemung departed from New York August 20, 1942 with a convoy bound for the United Kingdom. Two days later Ingraham (DD-444) collided with her at night. The destroyer sank almost immediately when the depth charges on her stern exploded. Chemung , although heavily damaged by the explosion and resulting fires, Chemung reached Boston August 26 for repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 1

Namesort descending Service Branch
Lt Charles King USN
Dictionary of American Naval FIghting Ships