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What is the name of the first naval vessel lost by the United States in world war 2?

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February 15, 2010 7:51PM

World War 2 started in September 1939. Therefore the first Ship

lost by the US Navy was DD-245 USS Reuben James sunk on 31/10/1941

by U562 300 miles south of Iceland escorting convoy HX156 to

Britain. 115 US sailors were killed.

Revenge was obtained on 19/02/1943 when the U562 was itself sunk

with all hands by the Royal Navy destroyers HMS Isis and HMS


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