Allied Warships

USS Jenks (DE 665)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 665 
Built byDravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 Nov 1942 
Laid down12 May 1943 
Launched11 Sep 1943 
Commissioned19 Jan 1944 
End service26 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 26 June 1946.
Stricken 1 February 1966.
Sold 5 March 1968 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Jenks (DE 665)

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1Julius Frederick Way, USN19 Jan 1944???

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Notable events involving Jenks include:

4 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-505 was captured at sea west of Africa by ships and Wildcat aircraft of the US Navy task force 22.3, escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and the destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin
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