Allied Warships

USS Lovering (DE 39)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 39 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Sep 1942 
Launched18 Jun 1943 
Commissioned17 Sep 1943 
End service16 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned 16 October 1945.
Stricken 1 November 1945.
Sold 31 December 1946 and broken up.


Commands listed for USS Lovering (DE 39)

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1Henry Rawly, USNR17 Sep 194329 Dec 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Augustus Hoke Donaldson, USNR29 Dec 19432 Aug 1944
3Lt. Cmdr. Emery Paul Bayley, USNR2 Aug 19448 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Lovering include:

18 Aug 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Lovering (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Bayley, USNR), USS Rall (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Taylor, USNR), USS Burden R. Hastings (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fay, USNR), USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN) and USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN).

26 Aug 1944
USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Canfield (Lt.Cdr. P.E. Cherry, USNR), USS Greiner (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Kiser, USN), USS Lovering (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Bayley, USNR) and USS Sea Devil (Cdr. R.E. Styles, USN).

8 Sep 1944
USS Escolar (T/Cdr. W.J. Millican, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour with USS Charles R. Greer (Cdr. A. Jackson, Jr., USNR), USS Lovering (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Bayley, USNR) and USS Hemminger (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Bodler, USNR).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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