Allied Warships

USS Austin (DE 15)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEvarts 
PennantDE 15 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down14 Mar 1942 
Launched25 Sep 1942 
Commissioned13 Feb 1943 
End service21 Dec 1945 
History

Decommissioned 21 December 1945.
Stricken 8 January 1946.
Sold for scrap in 1946.
The Terminal Island Naval Shipyard completed scrapping her on 9 January 1947.

 

Commands listed for USS Austin (DE 15)

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CommanderFromTo
1Herbert Gordon Claudius, USNR13 Feb 194320 Oct 1943
2Philip Dana Holden, USNR20 Oct 19433 May 1944
3Warren Hudson White, USNR3 May 19441 Nov 1945
4James Louis Tedford, USNR1 Nov 19451 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Austin include:


15 Jan 1945
USS Brill (Cdr. H.B. Dodge, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Austin (Lt. W.H. White, USNR), USS Harold C. Thomas (Lt. G. Cheshire, Jr., USNR) and USS Trepang (Cdr. A.R. Faust, USN).

16 Jan 1945
USS Brill (Cdr. H.B. Dodge, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Austin (Lt. W.H. White, USNR), USS Harold C. Thomas (Lt. G. Cheshire, Jr., USNR) and USS Trepang (Cdr. A.R. Faust, USN).

4 Mar 1945
USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Austin (Lt. W.H. White, USNR).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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