Allied Warships

USS Cronin (DE 704)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 704 
Built byDefoe Boat and Marine Works. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Oct 1942 
Laid down19 Oct 1943 
Launched5 Jan 1944 
Commissioned5 May 1944 
End service4 Dec 1953 

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Reclassified as DEC-704 on 13 December 1950.
Recommissioned 9 February 1951.
Decommissioned 4 December 1953.
Reverted back to DE-704 on 27 December 1957.
Stricken 1 June 1970.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Florida on 16 December 1971.


Commands listed for USS Cronin (DE 704)

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1Lt.Cdr. Almon Goodwin Cooke, USNR5 May 194410 Aug 1945
2E. H. Seymour, USNR10 Aug 194515 Jan 1946

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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