USS Joyce (DE 317)
Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||8 Mar 1943|
|Launched||26 May 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1943|
|End service||17 Jun 1960|
Decommissioned 1 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Joyce (DE 317)
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|1||Robert Wilcox, USCGR||30 Sep 1943||5 Oct 1944|
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Noteable events involving Joyce include:
16 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-550 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of New York, in position 40°09'N, 69°44'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer escorts USS Gandy, USS Joyce and USS Peterson.