Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim

In the spring of 1945, her armament was replaced with exercise torpedo racks and a winch for handling towed targets; she was reclassified a miscellaneous auxiliary (AG-97) effective 23 May 1945. The Simpson arrived for deactivation at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in May 1946 and was stricken from the Navy list on 19 June. She was sold for scrap to the Northern Metals Company in November 1946.

 

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