Allied Warships

USS Decker (DE 47)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEvarts 
PennantDE 47 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down1 Apr 1942 
Launched24 Jul 1942 
Commissioned3 May 1943 
End service28 Aug 1945 
History

Decommissioned 28 August 1945.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 12 March 1948.

Transferred to China 28 August 1945.
Renamed Tai Ping.
Tai Ping escaped with Nationalist forces to Taiwan but was torpedoed and sunk by Communist torpedo boats off Tachen Island 14 November 1954.

 

Commands listed for USS Decker (DE 47)

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CommanderFromTo
1Allen Bond Adams, Jr., USN3 May 19431 Jul 1943
2Donald M Kerr, USNR1 Jul 194321 Dec 1943
3Lcmdr Hiram Sedgwick Cody, Jr., USNR21 Dec 194312 Mar 1945
4Robert D Martin, USNR12 Mar 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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