Buckley-class destroyer escort

The Buckley-class destroyer escorts were 102 destroyer escorts launched in the United States in 1943–44. They served in World War II as convoy escorts and anti-submarine warfare ships. The lead ship was USS Buckley which was launched on 9 January 1943. The ships had General Electric steam turbo-electric transmission. The ships were prefabricated at various factories in the United States, and the units brought together in the shipyards, where they were welded together on the slipways.

USS Buckley (DE-51) underway in the Atlantic Ocean on 10 June 1944 (80-G-236608).jpg
USS Buckley (DE-51)
Class overview
NameBuckley class
Builders
Operators
Preceded by Evarts class
Succeeded by Cannon class
Planned154
Completed148
General characteristics
TypeDestroyer escort
Displacement1,740 tons (fully loaded)
Length306 ft (93.3 m)
Beam36 ft 6 in (11.1 m)
Draft11 ft (3.4 m) (fully loaded)
PropulsionTwo Foster-Wheeler Express "D"-type water-tube boilers, two GE steam turbines of 13,500 horsepower (10,100 kW) total, two generators (9,200 kilowatts (12,300 hp) total), 12,000 horsepower (8,900 kW) of electric motors drove the two propeller shafts
Speed24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph) (most ships could attain 26/27 knots)
Range5,500 nautical miles (10,190 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Capacity350 tons oil (fuel)
Sensors and
processing systems
  • Radar: Type SL surface search fixed to mast above yard arm and type SA air search only fitted to certain ships
  • Sonar: Type 128D or Type 144 both in retractable dome.
  • Direction Finding: MF direction finding antenna fitted in front of the bridge and HF/DF Type FH 4 antenna fitted on top of mast
Armament

The Buckley class was the second class of destroyer escort, succeeding the Evarts-class destroyer escorts. One of the main design differences was that the hull was significantly lengthened on the Buckley class; this long-hull design proved so successful that it was used for all further destroyer escort classes. The class was also known as the TE type, from Turbo Electric drive. The TE was replaced with a diesel-electric plant to yield the design of the successor Cannon class ("DET").[1][2]

A total of 154 were ordered with 6 being completed as high-speed transport ("APD"). A further 37 were later converted after completion while 46 of the Buckleys were delivered to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease agreement. These 46 were classed as frigates and named after Royal Navy captains of the Napoleonic Wars, forming part of the Captain-class frigate along with 32 Lend-Lease ships of the Evarts class.

After World War II, most of the surviving units of this class were transferred to Taiwan, South Korea, Chile, Mexico and other countries. The rest were retained by the US Navy's reserve fleet until they were decommissioned.

ArmamentEdit

The Buckley-class' main armament was three 3-inch/50-caliber guns in Mk 22 dual purpose open mounts. They fired fixed-type ammunition (anti-aircraft, armor-piercing, or star shell) and had a range of 14,600 yards (13,400 m) at 45 degrees, and an anti-aircraft ceiling of 28,000 feet (8,500 m)

For anti-aircraft defense, the Buckley-class carried four 1.1 inch/75 (28mm) gun or two Bofors 40 mm guns fitted in the 'X' position. These were not included in the Captain-Class units. Eight Oerlikon 20 mm cannons were positioned two in front of the bridge behind and above B gun mount, one on each side of the B gun mount in sponsons, and two on each side of the ship in sponsons just abaft the funnel. Some of the ships had extra Oerlikons fitted on top of the superstructure amidships. The Captain-Class units had additional 20 mm guns fitted in 'X' position, and on the director stand for 'X' position.

For anti-submarine weapons, the Buckley-class carried a Hedgehog a British designed spigot mortar which fired 24 bombs ahead of the ship. This was situated on the main deck just aft of 'A' mount. They also carried up to 200 depth charges. Two sets of double rails mounted on each side of the ship at the stern, each holding 24 charges and eight (two on Captain-class units) K-gun depth charge throwers each holding 5 charges were on each side of the ship forward of the stern rails. On Captain-class ships, just forward of these double sets of ready racks were fitted along each side of the ship extending to midships, each set holding 60 depth charges (these ready rails were added after the ships first arrived in the UK).

They also carried three 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes in a triple mount mounted just aft of the stack.[3]

Film appearanceEdit

Most of the film The Enemy Below (1957) was filmed on USS Whitehurst, a Buckley-class DE. The rest of the film is set in the submarine that it is hunting.

Ships in classEdit

List of Buckley-class destroyer escorts
Ship name Hull no. Builder Laid down Launched Comm. Decomm. Fate
Buckley DE-51 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts 21 Jul 1942 9 Jan 1943 30 Apr 1943 3 Jul 1946 Reclassified DER-51 26 Apr 1949, reclassified DE-51 29 Sep 1954. Struck from Navy List 1 Jun 1968; sold for scrap July 1969
Charles Lawrence DE-53 1 Aug 1942 16 Feb 1943 31 May 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-37 23 Oct 1944
Daniel T. Griffin DE-54 7 Sep 1942 25 Feb 1943 9 Jun 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-38 23 Oct 1944
Donnell DE-56 27 Nov 1942 13 Mar 1943 26 Jun 1943 23 Oct 1945 Torpedoed by U-473 in North Atlantic 3 May 1944; reclassified IX-182 15 Jul 1944; served as a floating power plant at Cherbourg, France. Struck from the Navy List 10 Nov 1945; sold 29 Apr 1946
Fogg DE-57 4 Dec 1942 20 Mar 1943 7 Jul 1943 27 Oct 1947 Reclassified DER-57 18 Mar 1949, reclassified DE-57 28 Oct 1954. Struck from Navy List 1 Apr 1965; sold for scrap 4 Jan 1966
Foss DE-59 31 Dec 1942 10 Apr 1943 23 Jul 1943 30 Oct 1957 Struck from Navy List 1 Nov 1965 and sold for scrap
Gantner DE-60 31 Dec 1942 17 Apr 1943 29 Jul 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-42 23 Feb 1945
George W. Ingram DE-62 6 Feb 1943 8 May 1943 11 Aug 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-43 23 Feb 1945
Ira Jeffery (ex-Jeffery) DE-63 13 Feb 1943 15 May 1943 15 Aug 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-44 23 Feb 1945
Lee Fox DE-65 1 Mar 1943 29 May 1943 30 Aug 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-45 31 Jul 1944
Amesbury DE-66 8 Mar 1943 6 Jun 1943 31 Aug 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-46 31 Jul 1944
Bates DE-68 29 Mar 1943 6 Jun 1943 12 Sep 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-47 31 Jul 1944; sunk by kamikazes and bombs off Okinawa 25 May 1945
Blessman DE-69 22 Mar 1943 19 Jun 1943 19 Sep 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-48 31 Jul 1944
Joseph E. Campbell (ex-Campbell) DE-70 29 Mar 1943 26 Jun 1943 23 Sep 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-49 24 Nov 1944
Reuben James DE-153 Norfolk Navy Yard 7 Sep 1942 6 Feb 1943 1 Apr 1943 11 Oct 1947 Struck from Navy List 30 Jun 1968, sunk as a target 1 Mar 1971
Sims DE-154 7 Sep 1942 6 Feb 1943 24 Apr 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-50 25 Sep 1944
Hopping DE-155 15 Dec 1942 10 Mar 1943 21 May 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-51 25 Sep 1944
Reeves DE-156 7 Feb 1943 22 Apr 1943 9 May 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-52 25 Sep 1944
Fechteler DE-157 7 Feb 1943 22 Apr 1943 1 Jul 1943 N/A Torpedoed and sunk by U-967 northwest of Oran, Algeria 5 May 1944
Chase DE-158 16 Mar 1943 24 Apr 1943 18 Jul 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-54 28 Nov 1944
Laning DE-159 23 Apr 1943 4 Jul 1943 1 Aug 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-55 28 Nov 1944
Loy DE-160 23 Apr 1943 4 Jul 1943 12 Sep 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-56 23 Oct 1944
Barber DE-161 27 Apr 1943 20 May 1943 10 Oct 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-57 23 Oct 1944. Sold to Mexico on 17 Feb 1969
Lovelace DE-198 22 May 1943 4 Jul 1943 7 Nov 1943 22 May 1946 Sunk as target off California, 25 Apr 1968
Manning DE-199 Charleston Navy Yard 15 Feb 1943 1 Jun 1943 1 Oct 1943 15 Jan 1947 Struck from Navy List 31 Jul 1968; sold for scrap 27 Oct 1969
Neuendorf DE-200 15 Feb 1943 1 Jun 1943 18 Oct 1943 14 May 1946 Struck from Navy List 1 Jul 1967
James E. Craig DE-201 15 Apr 1943 22 Jul 1943 1 Nov 1943 2 Jul 1946 Struck from Navy List 30 Jul 1968; sunk as target off California February 1969
Eichenberger DE-202 15 Apr 1943 22 Jul 1943 17 Nov 1943 14 May 1946 Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1972; sold for scrap 1 Nov 1973
Thomason DE-203 5 Jun 1943 23 Aug 1943 10 Dec 1943 22 May 1946 Struck from Navy List 30 Jun 1968; sold for scrap 30 Jun 1969
Jordan DE-204 5 Jun 1943 23 Aug 1943 17 Dec 1943 19 Dec 1945 Struck from Navy List 8 Jan 1946; sold for scrap 10 Jul 1947
Newman DE-205 8 Jun 1943 9 Aug 1943 26 Nov 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-59 5 Jul 1944
Liddle DE-206 12 Jun 1943 9 Aug 1943 6 Dec 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-60 5 Jul 1944
Kephart DE-207 12 May 1943 6 Sep 1943 7 Jan 1944 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-61 5 Jul 1944
Cofer DE-208 12 May 1943 6 Sep 1943 19 Jan 1944 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-62 5 Jul 1944
Lloyd DE-209 26 Jul 1943 23 Oct 1943 11 Feb 1944 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-63 5 Jul 1944
Otter DE-210 26 Jul 1943 23 Oct 1943 21 Feb 1944 January 1947 Sunk as target off Puerto Rico 10 Jul 1970
Hubbard DE-211 11 Aug 1943 11 Nov 1943 6 Mar 1944 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-53 1 Jun 1945
Hayter DE-212 11 Aug 1943 11 Nov 1943 16 Mar 1944 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-80 1 Jun 1945
William T. Powell DE-213 26 Aug 1943 27 Nov 1943 28 Mar 1944 9 Dec 1949 Reclassified DER-213 18 Mar 1949, reclassified DE-213 1 Dec 1954. Struck from Navy List 1 Nov 1965, sold for scrap 3 Oct 1966
28 Nov 1950 17 Jan 1958
Scott DE-214 Philadelphia Navy Yard 1 Jan 1943 3 Apr 1943 20 Jul 1943 3 Mar 1947 Conversion to High Speed Transport and reclassification as APD-64 canceled 10 Sep 1945. Struck from Navy List 1 Jul 1965, sold for scrap 20 Jan 1967
Burke DE-215 1 Jan 1943 3 Apr 1943 20 Aug 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-65 24 Jan 1945
Enright DE-216 22 Feb 1943 29 May 1943 21 Sep 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-66 24 Jan 1945
Coolbaugh DE-217 22 Feb 1943 29 May 1943 15 Oct 1943 21 Feb 1960 Struck from Navy List 1 Jul 1972, sold for scrap 17 Aug 1973
Darby DE-218 22 Feb 1943 29 May 1943 15 Nov 1943 28 Apr 1947 Struck from Navy List 23 Sep 1968, sunk as a target 24 May 1970
24 Oct 1950 23 Sep 1968
J. Douglas Blackwood DE-219 22 Feb 1943 29 May 1943 15 Dec 1943 20 Apr 1946 Struck from Navy List 30 Jan 1970, sunk as a target 20 Jul 1970
5 Feb 1951 30 Jan 1970
Francis M. Robinson DE-220 22 Feb 1943 29 May 1943 15 Jan 1944 20 Jun 1960 Struck from Navy List 1 Jul 1972, sold for scrap 12 Jul 1973
Solar DE-221 22 Feb 1943 29 May 1943 15 Feb 1944 21 May 1946 Destroyed by ammunition explosion at Earle, New Jersey 30 Apr 1946. Hulk sunk at sea 9 Jun 1946
Fowler DE-222 5 Apr 1943 3 Jul 1943 15 Mar 1944 28 Jun 1946 Struck from Navy List 1 Jul 1965, sold for scrap 29 Dec 1966
Spangenberg DE-223 5 Apr 1943 3 Jul 1943 15 Apr 1943 18 Jul 1947 Reclassified DER-223 in March 1949, reclassified DE-223 1 Dec 1954. Struck from Navy List 1 Nov 1965, sold for scrap 3 Oct 1966
Ahrens DE-575 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts 5 Nov 1943 21 Dec 1943 12 Feb 1944 24 Jun 1946 Struck from Navy List 1 Apr 1965, sold for scrap 20 Jan 1967
Barr DE-576 5 Nov 1943 28 Dec 1943 16 Feb 1944 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-39 31 Jul 1944
Alexander J. Luke DE-577 5 Nov 1943 28 Dec 1943 19 Feb 1944 18 Oct 1947 Reclassified DER-577 7 Dec 1945, reclassified DE-577 in August 1954. Struck from Navy List 1 May 1970, sunk as a target 22 Oct 1970
Robert I. Paine DE-578 5 Nov 1943 30 Dec 1943 26 Feb 1944 21 Nov 1947 Reclassified DER-578 18 Mar 1949, reclassified DE-578 1 Dec 1954. Struck from Navy List 1 Jun 1968, sold for scrap 18 Jul 1969
Foreman DE-633 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco 9 Mar 1943 1 Aug 1943 22 Oct 1943 28 Jun 1946 Struck from Navy List 1 Apr 1965, sold for scrap 1966
Whitehurst DE-634 21 Mar 1943 5 Sep 1943 19 Nov 1943 27 Nov 1946 Struck from Navy List 12 Jul 1969, sunk as target by Trigger (SS-564) 28 Apr 1971
1 Sep 1950 6 Dec 1958
2 Oct 1961 1 Aug 1962
England DE-635 4 Apr 1943 26 Sep 1943 10 Dec 1943 15 Oct 1945 Reclassified APD-41 in mid-1945 but conversion to High Speed Transport was canceled 10 Sep 1945. Struck from Navy List 1 Nov 1945, sold and broken up 26 Nov 1946
Witter DE-636 28 Apr 1943 17 Oct 1943 29 Dec 1943 22 Oct 1945 Reclassified APD-58 in mid-1945 but conversion to High Speed Transport was canceled 15 Aug 1945. Struck from Navy List 16 Nov 1945, sold and broken up 2 Dec 1946
Bowers DE-637 28 May 1943 31 Oct 1943 27 Jan 1944 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-40 25 Jun 1945
Willmarth DE-638 25 Jun 1943 21 Nov 1943 13 Mar 1944 26 Apr 1946 Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1966, sold for scrap 1 Jul 1968
Gendreau DE-639 1 Aug 1943 12 Dec 1943 17 Mar 1944 13 Mar 1948 Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1972, sold for scrap 11 Sep 1973
Fieberling DE-640 19 Mar 1944 2 Apr 1944 11 Apr 1944 13 Mar 1948 Struck from Navy List 1 Mar 1972, sold for scrap 20 Nov 1972
William C. Cole DE-641 5 Sep 1943 29 Dec 1943 12 May 1944 13 Mar 1948 Struck from Navy List 1 Mar 1972, sold for scrap 20 Nov 1972
Paul G. Baker DE-642 26 Sep 1943 12 Mar 1944 25 May 1944 3 Feb 1947 Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1969, sold for scrap October 1970
Damon M. Cummings DE-643 17 Oct 1943 18 Apr 1944 29 Jun 1944 3 Feb 1947 Struck from Navy List 1 Mar 1972, sold for scrap 18 May 1973
Vammen DE-644 1 Aug 1943 21 May 1944 27 Jul 1944 12 Jul 1969 Struck from Navy List 12 Jul 1969, sunk as target 18 Feb 1971
Jenks DE-665 Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 12 May 1943 11 Sep 1943 19 Jan 1944 26 Jun 1946 Conversion to High Speed Transport and reclassification as APD-67 canceled 1944. Struck from Navy List 1 Feb 1966, sold for scrap 5 Mar 1968
Durik DE-666 22 Jun 1943 9 Oct 1943 24 Mar 1944 15 Jun 1946 Conversion to High Speed Transport and reclassification as APD-68 canceled 1944. Struck from Navy List 1 Jun 1965, sold for scrap 30 Jan 1967
Wiseman DE-667 26 Jul 1943 6 Nov 1943 4 Apr 1944 31 May 1946 Struck from Navy List 15 Apr 1973, sold for scrap 29 Apr 1974
11 Sep 1950 15 Apr 1973
Weber DE-675 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts 22 Feb 1943 1 May 1943 30 Jun 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-75 15 Dec 1944
Schmitt DE-676 22 Feb 1943 29 May 1943 24 Jul 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-76 24 Jan 1945
Frament DE-677 1 May 1943 28 Jun 1943 15 Aug 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-77 15 Dec 1944
Harmon DE-678 31 May 1943 25 Jul 1943 31 Aug 1943 25 Mar 1947 Struck from Navy List 1 Aug 1965, sold for scrap 30 Jan 1967
Greenwood DE-679 29 Jun 1943 21 Aug 1943 25 Sep 1943 20 Feb 1967 Struck from Navy List 20 Feb 1967, sold for scrap 6 Sep 1967
Loeser DE-680 27 Jul 1943 11 Sep 1943 10 Oct 1943 28 Mar 1947 Struck from Navy List 23 Aug 1968, sunk as a target 1969
9 Mar 1951 23 Aug 1968
Gillette DE-681 24 Aug 1943 25 Sep 1943 27 Oct 1943 3 Feb 1947 Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1972, sold for scrap 11 Sep 1973
Underhill DE-682 16 Sep 1943 15 Oct 1943 15 Nov 1943 N/A Sunk by Japanese Kaiten human torpedo northeast of Luzon 24 Jul 1945
Henry R. Kenyon DE-683 29 Sep 1943 30 Oct 1943 30 Nov 1943 3 Feb 1947 Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1969, sold for scrap 22 Oct 1970
Bull DE-693 Defoe Shipbuilding Company, Bay City, Michigan 15 Dec 1942 25 Mar 1943 12 Aug 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-78 31 Jul 1944
Bunch DE-694 22 Feb 1943 29 May 1943 21 Aug 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-79 31 Jul 1944
Rich DE-695 27 Mar 1943 22 Jun 1943 1 Oct 1943 N/A Sunk by three mines off Utah Beach, Normandy 8 Jun 1944
Spangler DE-696 28 Apr 1943 15 Jul 1943 31 Oct 1943 8 Oct 1958 Struck from Navy List 1 Mar 1972, sold for scrap 20 Nov 1972
George DE-697 22 May 1943 14 Aug 1943 20 Nov 1943 8 Oct 1958 Struck from Navy List 1 Nov 1969, sold for scrap 12 Oct 1970
Raby DE-698 7 Jun 1943 4 Sep 1943 7 Dec 1943 22 Dec 1953 Reclassified DEC-698 2 Nov 1949, reclassified DE-698 27 Dec 1957. Struck from Navy List 1 Jun 1968, sold for scrap
Marsh DE-699 23 Jun 1943 25 Sep 1943 12 Jan 1944 1 Aug 1962 Struck from Navy List 15 Apr 1973, sold for scrap 20 Feb 1974
Currier DE-700 21 Jul 1943 14 Oct 1943 1 Feb 1944 4 Apr 1960 Sunk as a target off California 11 Jul 1967
Osmus DE-701 17 Aug 1943 4 Nov 1943 23 Feb 1944 15 Mar 1947 Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1972, sold for scrap 27 Nov 1973
Earl V. Johnson DE-702 7 Sep 1943 24 Nov 1943 18 Mar 1944 18 Jun 1946 Struck from Navy List 1 May 1967, sold for scrap 3 Sep 1968
Holton DE-703 28 Sep 1943 15 Dec 1943 1 May 1944 31 May 1946 Scrapped
Cronin DE-704 19 Oct 1943 5 Jan 1944 5 May 1944 31 May 1946 Reclassified DEC-704 13 Sep 1950, reclassified DE-704 27 Dec 1957. Struck from Navy List 1 Jun 1970, sunk as target 16 Dec 1971
9 Feb 1951 4 Dec 1953
Frybarger DE-705 8 Nov 1943 25 Jan 1944 18 May 1944 30 Jun 1947 Reclassified DEC-705 13 Sep 1950, reclassified DE-705 27 Dec 1957. Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1972, sold for scrap 27 Nov 1973
6 Oct 1950 9 Dec 1954
Tatum DE-789 Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, Texas 22 Apr 1943 7 Aug 1943 22 Nov 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-81 15 Dec 1944
Borum DE-790 28 Apr 1943 14 Aug 1943 30 Nov 1943 15 Jun 1946 Conversion to High Speed Transport and reclassification as APD-82 canceled September 1945. Struck from Navy List 1 Aug 1965, sold for scrap 1966
Maloy DE-791 10 May 1943 18 Aug 1943 13 Dec 1943 28 May 1965 Conversion to High Speed Transport and reclassification as APD-83 canceled September 1945. Reclassified EDE-791 14 Aug 1946. Struck from Navy List 1 Jun 1965, sold for scrap 11 Mar 1966
Haines DE-792 17 May 1943 26 Aug 1943 27 Dec 1943 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-84 15 Dec 1944
Runels DE-793 7 Jun 1943 4 Sep 1943 3 Jan 1944 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-85 24 Jan 1945
Hollis DE-794 5 Jul 1943 11 Sep 1943 24 Jan 1944 N/A Converted to High Speed Transport, reclassified APD-86 24 Jan 1945
Gunason DE-795 9 Aug 1943 16 Oct 1943 1 Feb 1944 13 Mar 1948 Sunk as target 28 Jul 1973, struck from Navy List 1 Sep 1973
Major DE-796 16 Aug 1943 23 Oct 1943 12 Feb 1944 13 Mar 1948 Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1972, sold for scrap 27 Nov 1973
Weeden DE-797 18 Aug 1943 27 Oct 1943 19 Feb 1944 9 May 1946 Struck from Navy List 30 Jun 1968, sold for scrap 27 Oct 1969
20 Nov 1946 26 Feb 1958
Varian DE-798 27 Aug 1943 6 Nov 1943 29 Feb 1944 15 Mar 1946 Struck from Navy List 1 Dec 1972, sold for scrap 12 Jan 1974
Scroggins DE-799 4 Sep 1943 6 Nov 1943 30 Mar 1944 15 Jun 1946 Struck from Navy List 1 Jul 1965, sold for scrap 5 Apr 1967
Jack W. Wilke DE-800 18 Oct 1943 18 Dec 1943 7 Mar 1944 24 May 1960 Struck from Navy List 1 Aug 1972, sold for scrap 4 Mar 1974

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Classes of Destroyer Escorts
  2. ^ Rivet, Eric; Stenzel, Michael (22 April 2011). "History of Destroyer Escorts". Destroyer Escort Historical Museum. Archived from the original on 4 May 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2012. The CANNON class was very similar in design to the BUCKLEY class, the primary difference being a diesel-electric power plant instead of the BUCKLEY class's turbo-electric design. The fuel-efficient diesel-electric plant greatly improved the range of the CANNON class, but at the cost of speed.
  3. ^ Destroyer Escorts of World War IIs
  • Franklin, Bruce Hampton (1999). The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts. Chatham Publishing. ISBN 1-86176-118-X.
  • Collingwood, Donald (1998). The Captain-Class Frigates in the Second World War. Leo Cooper. ISBN 0-85052-615-9.

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