Allied Warships

USS Chase (DE 158)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 158 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down16 Mar 1943 
Launched24 Apr 1943 
Commissioned18 Jul 1943 
End service15 Jan 1946 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-54 on 24 November 1944.
Decommissioned 15 January 1946.
Stricken 7 February 1946.
Sold 13 November 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Chase (DE 158)

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1Victor Bonnar Staadecker, USNR18 Jul 194327 Dec 1943
2George Osmon Knapp, 2nd, USNR27 Dec 194329 Sep 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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