Allied Warships

USS Crouter (DE 11)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 11 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down8 Dec 1942 
Launched26 Jan 1943 
Commissioned25 May 1943 
End service30 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 30 November 1945.
Stricken 19 December 1945.
Sold 25 November 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Crouter (DE 11)

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1John Edwin Johansen, USNR25 May 19438 Nov 1943
2William Mcculloch Lowry, USNR8 Nov 194320 Feb 1944
3George Walter Worth, USNR20 Feb 194431 Aug 1944
4Lt. Charles Francis Braught, USNR31 Aug 194413 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Crouter include:

21 Aug 1944
USS Barbel (Cdr. R.A. Keating, Jr., USN) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro. She was escorted in by USS Crouter (Lt. C.F. Braught, USNR).

From 22 August 1944 to 4 September 1944 she was refitted by USS Bushnell and Submarine Division 142 Relief Crew.

From 8 to 10 September 1944 training, including night training, was carried out.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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