Allied Warships

USS Frament (DE 677)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 677 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered29 Oct 1942 
Laid down1 May 1943 
Launched28 Jun 1943 
Commissioned15 Aug 1943 
End service30 May 1946 

Decommissioned 3 December 1944.
Converted to High Speed Transport and recommissioned in March 1945 as APD-77.
Decommissioned 30 May 1946.
Stricken 1 January 1960.
Transferred to Ecuador and used as a power hulk from July 1961.


Commands listed for USS Frament (DE 677)

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1Sherry T McAdam, Jr., USNR15 Aug 19438 Oct 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Donald Cairns Brown, USNR8 Oct 194311 Jan 1944
3Lt. Albion C. Drinkwater, USNR11 Jan 1944Jun 1944
4Travers R Harrington, USNRJun 19448 Sep 1945
5Legrand Lockwood Thurber, USNR8 Sep 194510 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.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin


  1. ADM 173/17788

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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