From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

Damon M. Cummings


Damon M. Cummings, born 30 January 1910 in Belvidere, Ill., graduated from the Naval Academy 4 June 1931. He served in Northampton (CA-26) and Monaghan (DD-354) and had staff duty at Submarine Base, New London, and with Destroyer Squadron 3. Serving on the staff of Commander, South Pacific Force, Lieutenant Commander Cummings was killed in action while on board San Francisco (CA-38) on the night of 12-13 November 1942. For his heroism and determination during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal he was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.


Damon Cummings (DE-756) was canceled during construction 2 October 1943.


Transcribed by Yves HUBERT