Allied Warships

USS Frybarger (DE 705)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 705 
Built byDefoe Boat and Marine Works. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Oct 1942 
Laid down8 Nov 1943 
Launched25 Jan 1944 
Commissioned18 May 1944 
End service9 Dec 1954 

Decommissioned 30 June 1947.
Reclassified as DEC-705 on 13 December 1950.
Recommissioned 6 October 1950.
Decommissioned 9 December 1954.
Reverted back to DE-705 on 27 December 1957.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 27 November 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Frybarger (DE 705)

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1Lt. Cmdr. Gifford Cochran Ewing, USNR18 May 19441 Oct 1944
2William H Wright, ,Jr., USNR1 Oct 194414 Jan 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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