Allied Warships

USS Frost (DE 144)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEdsall 
PennantDE 144 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down13 Jan 1943 
Launched21 Mar 1943 
Commissioned30 Aug 1943 
End service18 Jun 1946 
History

Decommissioned 18 June 1946.
Stricken 1 April 1965.
Sold 29 December 1966 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Frost (DE 144)

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1Lt.Cdr. Theodore Small Lank, USN30 Aug 194329 Jan 1944

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Notable events involving Frost include:


26 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-488 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic west of Cape Verde in position 17°54'N, 38°05'W by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Frost, USS Huse, USS Barber and USS Snowden.

12 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-490 was sunk north-west of the Azores in position 42°47'N, 40°08'W by depth charges from the US escort carrier USS Croatan, and depth charges from the destroyer escorts USS Frost, USS Huse and USS Inch.

3 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-154 was sunk west of Madeira, Portugal, in approximate position 34°00'N, 19°30'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Inch and USS Frost.

15 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-1235 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 42°54'N, 30°25'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Stanton and USS Frost.

16 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-880 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 47°18'N, 30°26'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Stanton and USS Frost.

Media links


USS Frost

Kerrigan, Warren J.


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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