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USS Aaron Ward (DD-483)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections with photographs of USS Aaron Ward (DD-483) 

The second USS Aaron Ward (DD-183) was laid down on 11 February 1941 at Kearny, N.J., by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.; launched on 22 November 1941; sponsored by Miss Hilda Ward, daughter of the late Rear Admiral Ward; and commissioned on 4 March 1942, Cmdr. Orville F. Gregor in command.

USS Aaron Ward (DD-483) was a Gleaves-class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy. She was the second ship named in honor of Read Admiral Aaron Ward. USS Aaron Ward (DD-483) sank on 7 April 1943 in a shoal near Tinete Point of Nggele Sule, Solomon Islands during Operation I-Go. Her wreck was discovered on September 1994. 

For the full history of the USS Aaron Ward (DD-483), please see its DANFS page.