Allied Warships

USS Cofer (DE 208)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 208 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down12 May 1943 
Launched6 Sep 1943 
Commissioned19 Jan 1944 
End service28 Jun 1946 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-62 on 5 July 1944.
Decommissioned 28 June 1946.
Stricken 1 April 1966.
Sold 5 March 1968 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Cofer (DE 208)

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1Lt. Alvin Paul Chester, USNR19 Jan 194418 Dec 1944
2Herbert Calvin McClees, USNR18 Dec 194416 Dec 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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