Mugford and other destroyers guarded the damaged ships to safety at Ulithi, repaired their own damage, and returned to patrol duty in Leyte Gulf. On 5 December, Mugford spotted enemy aircraft attacking amphibious craft passing through her patrol area in Surigao Strait.
She was badly damaged, and lost eight men killed, 14 wounded. Making temporary repairs, Mugford pulled into San Pedro under her own steam. She served in TG She continued on occupation duty until returning to San Diego 19 November.
Here she was stripped and prepared for participation in the Bikini atomic tests see Operation Crossroads , during which she decommissioned 29 August Retained for experiments in decontamination, she was finally sunk off Kwajalein 22 March Mugford received seven battle stars for World War II service. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other ships of this name, see USS Mugford. The entry can be found here. Milligan, Christopher; Foley, John Australian Hospital Ship Centaur - the myth of immunity.
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