Allied Warships

USS George (DE 697)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 697 
Built byDefoe Boat and Marine Works. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Oct 1942 
Laid down22 May 1943 
Launched15 Jul 1943 
Commissioned31 Oct 1943 
End service8 Oct 1958 

Decommissioned 8 October 1958.
Stricken 1 November 1969.
Sold 12 October 1970 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS George (DE 697)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. John Edward Pace, USN20 Nov 194316 May 1944
2Fred W Just, USNR16 May 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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