Allied Warships

USS Enright (DE 216)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 216 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down22 Feb 1943 
Launched29 May 1943 
Commissioned21 Sep 1943 
End service21 Jun 1946 
History

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified APD-66 on 21 January 1945.
Decommissioned 21 June 1946.
Transferred to Ecuador 14 July 1967 being renamed 25 de Julio.
25 de Julio was stricken and scrapped in 1989.

 

Commands listed for USS Enright (DE 216)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Adolphe Wildner, USN21 Sep 19439 Mar 1944
2Ejnar Carl Hoglund, USNR9 Mar 194415 Jun 1944
3John Henry Church, Jr., USNR15 Jun 194421 Jul 1944
4Lcmdr Addison Bayard Bradley, Jr., USNR21 Jul 19443 Mar 1945
5William Francis Folkes, Jr., USNR3 Mar 194515 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Enright include:


16 Apr 1944
On 16 April 1944, while westward bound, Enright was struck by a Portuguese merchant. A 65 foot hole was torn in her port quarter, all living spaces were flooded, and she took on a 12 degree list. The high quality of her crew was shown both in damage control work and the seamanship which brought her safely back to New York, where she repaired in a month. One of her crew lost his life in this collision.

11 Jun 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) conducted exercises off New London with USS Enright (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Hoglund, USNR).

12 Jun 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) conducted exercises off New London with USS Enright (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Hoglund, USNR).

29 Dec 1944
USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Enright (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Bradley, Jr., USNR), USS Scott (Lt.Cdr. Cdr. H.W. Osterhaus, Jr., USNR), USS Schmitt (Lt. T.A. Melusky, USNR) and USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance, USN).

30 Dec 1944
USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Enright (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Bradley, Jr., USNR), USS Scott (Lt.Cdr. Cdr. H.W. Osterhaus, Jr., USNR), USS Schmitt (Lt. T.A. Melusky, USNR) and USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance, USN).

15 Jan 1945
USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Enright (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Bradley, Jr., USNR) and USS Burke (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Dommerich, USNR).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin


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