Allied Warships

USS Greenwood (DE 679)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 679 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered29 Oct 1942 
Laid down29 Jun 1943 
Launched21 Aug 1943 
Commissioned25 Sep 1943 
End service1 Aug 1962 

Decommissioned 2 September 1958.
Recommissioned 2 October 1961.
Decommissioned 1 August 1962.
Stricken 20 February 1967.
Sold 6 September 1967 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Greenwood (DE 679)

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1T/Cdr. Alvin Weems Slayden, USN26 Sep 1943Feb 1944
2David George Bryce, USNFeb 1944Apr 1945
3John Russell Cain, USNApr 1945

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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