Allied Warships

USS Andres (DE 45)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 45 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down12 Feb 1942 
Launched24 Jul 1942 
Commissioned15 Mar 1943 
End service18 Oct 1945 

Laid Down as the HMS Capel BDE 45. Commissioned on 15 March 1943 as the USS Andres DE 45.

End Service on 18 Oct 1945 at the Charleston Navy Yard.

Stricken 1 November 1945.

Scrapped in Feb 1946.

First DE Commissioned in the Atlantic Fleet. First DE to go to Bermuda for shakedown. Used mostly as a training ship, but made three convoys from Norfolk, VA to Oran, Algeria, and back.


Commands listed for USS Andres (DE 45)

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1Clayton Rogers Simmers, USN15 Mar 19431 Jun 1943 (1)
2Jasper Newton McDonald, USN1 Jun 19431 Sep 1943 (1)
3Carroll Walter Brigham, USNR1 Sep 19434 Jul 1944 (1)
4Lcmdr Harold E Waller, USNR4 Jul 194418 Oct 1945 (1)

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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