Allied Warships

USS Harold C. Thomas (DE 21)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEvarts 
PennantDE 21 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down30 Apr 1942 
Launched18 Dec 1942 
Commissioned31 May 1943 
End service26 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 26 October 1945.
Stricken 28 November 1945.
Sold 4 January 1947 and broken up.

 

Commands listed for USS Harold C. Thomas (DE 21)

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CommanderFromTo
1Herman Reich, USNR31 May 19437 Sep 1943
2Volney Hamilton Craig, Jr., USNR16 Sep 194323 Jan 1944
3Edward Joseph Haddon, USNR23 Jan 19445 Jan 1945
4Godfrey Cheshire, Jr., USNR5 Jan 19456 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Harold C. Thomas 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).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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