Allied Warships

USS Kephart (DE 207)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 207 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down12 May 1943 
Launched6 Sep 1943 
Commissioned7 Jan 1944 
End service21 Jun 1946 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-61 on 5 July 1944.
Decommissioned 21 June 1946.
Stricken 1 May 1967.
Transferred to South Korea 23 July 1967 being renamed Kyong Puk.
Kyong Puk was stricken 30 April 1985 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Kephart (DE 207)

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1Irven Harper Cammarn, USNR7 Jan 194419 Jun 1945
2Robert Michael Matthews, Jr., USNR19 Jun 194531 Dec 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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