Allied Warships

USS Schmitt (DE 676)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 676 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered29 Oct 1942 
Laid down22 Feb 1943 
Launched19 May 1943 
Commissioned23 Jul 1943 
End service28 Jun 1949 
History

Decommissioned 24 January 1945.
Converted to High Speed Transport and Recommissioned as APD-76 on 3 April 1945.
Decommissioned 28 June 1949.
Stricken 1 May 1967.
Transferred To Taiwan on 18 February 1969 being renamed Lung Shan.
Lung Shan was stricken and broken up in 1976.

 

Commands listed for USS Schmitt (DE 676)

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CommanderFromTo
Nicholas Biddle, USNR
1Thomas Donald Cunningham, USN23 Jul 1943

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Notable events involving Schmitt include:


16 Nov 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), USS Bull, USS Schmitt and USS Frament. (1)

29 Dec 1944
USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Enright (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Bradley, Jr., USNR), USS Scott (Lt.Cdr. Cdr. H.W. Osterhaus, Jr., USNR), USS Schmitt (Lt. T.A. Melusky, USNR) and USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance, USN).

30 Dec 1944
USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Enright (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Bradley, Jr., USNR), USS Scott (Lt.Cdr. Cdr. H.W. Osterhaus, Jr., USNR), USS Schmitt (Lt. T.A. Melusky, USNR) and USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance, USN).

13 Jan 1945
USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Scott (Lt.Cdr. Cdr. H.W. Osterhaus, Jr., USNR) and USS Schmitt (Lt. T.A. Melusky, USNR).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin


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Sources

  1. ADM 173/17788

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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