Allied Warships

USS Baker (DE 190)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassCannon 
PennantDE 190 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.)Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down9 Sep 1943 
Launched28 Nov 1943 
Commissioned23 Dec 1943 
End service4 Mar 1946 
History

Decommissioned 4 March 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 18 April 1952.
Transferred to France 29 March 1952 being renamed Malgache.
Malgache was stricken in 1969 and sunk as a target in 1970.

 

Commands listed for USS Baker (DE 190)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Luke B. Lockwood, USNR23 Dec 194314 Jun 1944
2Norman Cutten Hoffman, USNR14 Jun 19449 Aug 1945
3Charles Garrison Meyer, Jr., USNR9 Aug 194516 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Baker include:


5 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-233 was sunk south-east of Halifax, in position 42°16'N, 59°49'W by ramming, depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer escorts USS Baker and USS Thomas.

16 Jan 1945
German U-boat U-248 was sunk in the North Atlantic in position 47°43'N, 26°37'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Hayter, USS Otter, USS Varian and USS Hubbard.

3 Apr 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Gilette (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Daniel, Jr. USNR) and USS Baker (Lt.Cdr. N.C. Hoffman, USNR).

4 Apr 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Gilette (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Daniel, Jr. USNR) and USS Baker (Lt.Cdr. N.C. Hoffman, USNR).

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