USS Baron (DE 166)
Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||18 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||30 Nov 1942|
|Launched||9 May 1943|
|Commissioned||5 Jul 1943|
|End service||26 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 26 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Baron (DE 166)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Donald McVickar, USNR||5 Jul 1943||26 Oct 1943|
|2||John Wesley Stewart, USNR||26 Oct 1943||18 Aug 1944|
|3||Lt. Wagner M. Dickerson, USNR||18 Aug 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Baron include:
1 Dec 1944
USS Blueback (Cdr. M.K. Clementson, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Baron (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Dickerson, USNR). Due to a defect the exercises had to be broken off and Blueback returned to Pearl Harbour for repairs.
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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