USS Frament (DE 677)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||29 Oct 1942|
|Laid down||1 May 1943|
|Launched||28 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Aug 1943|
|End service||30 May 1946|
Decommissioned 3 December 1944.
Commands listed for USS Frament (DE 677)
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|1||Sherry T McAdam, Jr., USNR||15 Aug 1943||8 Oct 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Donald Cairns Brown, USNR||8 Oct 1943||11 Jan 1944|
|3||Lt. Albion C. Drinkwater, USNR||11 Jan 1944||Jun 1944|
|4||Travers R Harrington, USNR||Jun 1944||8 Sep 1945|
|5||Legrand Lockwood Thurber, USNR||8 Sep 1945||10 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Frament include:
16 Nov 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), USS Bull, USS Schmitt and USS Frament. (1)
15 Nov 1944
at 0223 hours the Italian submarine Luigi Settembrini was mistakenly rammed and sunk about 685 miles west of Gibraltar in position 36°11'N, 19°45'W by the US destroyer escort USS Frament.
Note: Italy had joined the Allies on 13 October 1943.
- ADM 173/17788
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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