Allied Warships

USS Chatelain (DE 149)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEdsall 
PennantDE 149 
Built byConsolidated Steel (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down25 Jan 1943 
Launched21 Apr 1943 
Commissioned22 Sep 1943 
End service14 Jun 1946 
History

Decommissioned 14 June 1946.
Stricken 1 August 1973.
Sold 24 June 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Chatelain (DE 149)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. James Louis Foley, USN22 Sep 1943???
2Lt.Cdr. Dudley S. Knox, USNR< Apr 44> Jun 44

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Notable events involving Chatelain include:


9 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-515 was sunk at 1510hrs on 9 April 1944 in the mid-Atlantic north of Madeira in position 34°35'N, 19°18'W, by rockets from 4 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-58) of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Pope, USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain and USS Flaherty.

4 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-505 was captured at sea west of Africa by ships and Wildcat aircraft of the US Navy task force 22.3, escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and the destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope.

24 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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