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USS Craven (DD-382)

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The third USS Craven (DD-382) was a Gridley-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named for Tunis Augustus Macdonough Craven. Craven was launched 25 February 1937 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts; sponsored by Mrs. F. Learned, daughter of Commander Craven; and commissioned 2 September 1937, Lieutenant Commander W. O. Bailey in command. After training in the Caribbean and along the east coast and experimental torpedo firing at Newport, Rhode Island, Craven departed Norfolk, Virginia 16 August 1938 to join the fleet at San Diego, California. From 4 January to 17 July 1939 she cruised to the Caribbean on maneuvers and fleet problems, and to the east coast for visits, but otherwise operated off the west coast. From 1 April 1940 she was based at Pearl Harbor where she joined in fleet exercises and served as antisubmarine screen for carriers.

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