Allied Warships

USS Gillette (DE 681)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 681 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered29 Oct 1942 
Laid down24 Aug 1943 
Launched25 Sep 1943 
Commissioned27 Oct 1943 
End serviceDec 1946 
History

Decommissioned in December 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 11 September 1973 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Gillette (DE 681)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Thomas G Murrell, USNR27 Oct 194314 Apr 1944
2James W. Daniel, Jr., USNR14 Apr 194417 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Gillette include:


3 Apr 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Gilette (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Daniel, Jr. USNR) and USS Baker (Lt.Cdr. N.C. Hoffman, USNR).

4 Apr 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Gilette (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Daniel, Jr. USNR) and USS Baker (Lt.Cdr. N.C. Hoffman, USNR).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin


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