USS Menges (DE 320)
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||22 Mar 1943|
|Launched||15 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||26 Oct 1943|
|End service||Jan 1947|
Decommissioned in January 1947.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the USS Menges|
Commands listed for USS Menges (DE 320)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Frank Murray McCabe, USCG||26 Oct 1943|
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Noteable events involving Menges include:
20 Apr 1944
rescued 113 survivors from USS Lansdale.
3 May 1944
Damaged by U-371, 31 killed and 28 wounded
18 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-866 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of Boston, in position 43°18'N, 61°08'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Lowe, USS Menges, USS Pride and USS Mosley. (see map)