USS Jenks (DE 665)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Dravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||2 Nov 1942|
|Laid down||12 May 1943|
|Launched||11 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||19 Jan 1944|
|End service||26 Jun 1946|
Decommissioned 26 June 1946.
Commands listed for USS Jenks (DE 665)
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|1||T/Cdr. Julius Frederick Way, USN||19 Jan 1944||7 Oct 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Mason Freeman Cocroft, USNR||7 Oct 1944||10 Sep 1945|
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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.
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