Allied Warships

USS Charles Lawrence (DE 53)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 53 
Built byBethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down1 Aug 1942 
Launched16 Feb 1943 
Commissioned31 May 1943 
End service21 Jun 1946 

Reclassified as High Speed Transport APD-37 on 23 October 1944.
Decommissioned 21 June 1946.
Stricken 1 September 1964.
Sold 31 January 1966 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Charles Lawrence (DE 53)

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1T/Cdr. Leon Samuel Kintberger, USN31 May 194315 Aug 1943
2Francis Kernan, Jr., USN15 Aug 19433 Jan 1944
3George R. Seidlitz, USNR3 Jan 194421 Jul 1945
4Daniel F. Larkin, USNR21 Jul 19452 Jan 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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