Allied Warships

USS Mitchell (DE 43)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class


USS Mitchell during the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEvarts 
PennantDE 43 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down12 Jan 1943 
Launched1 Aug 1943 
Commissioned17 Nov 1943 
End service6 Nov 1945 
History

Decommissioned 6 November 1945.
Stricken 19 December 1945.
Sold 11 December 1946 and broken up.

 

Commands listed for USS Mitchell (DE 43)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lcmdr Martin Herman Erdahl, USNR17 Nov 194313 May 1944
2James Kenneth Carpenter, USNR13 May 194429 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Mitchell include:


23 Mar 1944
USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Mitchell (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Erdahl, USNR).

24 Mar 1944
During 24/25 March 1944, USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Mitchell (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Erdahl, USNR), USS Florikan (Cdr. G.A. Sharp, USN), USS Allen (Lt.Cdr. H.H. Nielsen, USN), USS Salmon (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN) and USS Bang (Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN). These exercises included night exercises.

26 Mar 1944
USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Mitchell (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Erdahl, USNR), USS Litchfield (Lt. A.F. Hollingsworth, USN) and USS Guavina (Cdr. C. Tiedeman, USN).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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