USS Raby (DE 698)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Defoe Boat and Marine Works. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Oct 1942|
|Laid down||7 Jun 1943|
|Launched||3 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Dec 1943|
|End service||22 Dec 1953|
Decommissioned 22 December 1953.
Commands listed for USS Raby (DE 698)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. James Scott, 2nd, USN||7 Dec 1943||Aug 1944|
|2||Lt. John L Slade, USNR||Aug 1944||Sep 1945|
|3||J M Regan, USNR||Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Raby include:
11 Mar 1945
During 11/12 March 1945, USS Devilfish (T/Lt.Cdr. S.S. Mann, Jr., USN) and USS Spadefish (T/Cdr. W.J. Germershausen, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Guam with USS Baron (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Dickerson, USNR), USS Raby (Lt. J.L. Slade, USNR) and USS PC-824 (Lt. J.D. Ludwig, USNR). These included night exercises.
20 Apr 1945
USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Guam together with USS Baron (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Dickerson, USNR), USS Greenlet (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hodgson, Jr., USN) and USS Raby (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Slade, USNR).
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