Allied Warships

USS Coolbaugh (DE 217)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 217 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down22 Feb 1943 
Launched29 May 1943 
Commissioned15 Oct 1943 
End service21 Feb 1959 
History

Decommissioned 21 February 1959.
Stricken 1 July 1972.
Sold 17 August 1973 and broken up.

 

Commands listed for USS Coolbaugh (DE 217)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Leon Samuel Kintberger, USN15 Oct 194319 Feb 1944
2Cmdr Stuart Trowbridge Hotchkiss, USNR19 Feb 194413 Jun 1945
3Stanley Elliot Zimmerman, USNR13 Jun 194531 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Coolbaugh include:


7 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR), USS Jallao (Cdr. J.B. Icenhower, USN) and USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Smallwood, Jr., USN).

8 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR), USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN), USS Plaice (Cdr. R.S. Andrews, USN), USS Torsk (Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN) and USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hingson, USN).

13 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR) and USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

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