Allied Warships

USS Booth (DE 170)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 170 
Built by 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down30 Jan 1943 
Launched21 Jun 1943 
Commissioned19 Sep 1943 
End service4 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned 4 March 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 15 July 1978.
Transferred to the Philippines 15 December 1967 being renamed Datu Kalantiaw.
Datu Kalantiaw was lost during Typhoon Clara on 20 September 1981.


Commands listed for USS Booth (DE 170)

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1T/Cdr. Donald Whiley Todd, USN19 Sep 194327 Jun 1944
2Francis D Moorman, USNR27 Jun 194419 Jan 1945
3Jack Louis Rinn, USNR19 Jan 19453 Dec 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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