Allied Warships

USS Bronstein (DE 189)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 189 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down26 Aug 1943 
Launched14 Nov 1943 
Commissioned13 Dec 1943 
End service5 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 5 November 1945.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 14 May 1952.
Transferred to Uruguay 3 May 1952 being renamed Artigas.
Artigas was stricken and broken up in 1988.


Commands listed for USS Bronstein (DE 189)

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1Lt. Sheldon Hoard Kinney, USN13 Dec 1943> Mar 44

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Notable events involving Bronstein include:

1 Mar 1944
A depth charge attack carried out by the US destroyer escort USS Bronstein in the North Atlantic, in position 48°55'N, 26°10'W, was actually directed against a non-sub target and could not have been responsible for the destruction of the German U-boat U-603 as earlier thought.

1 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-441 was badly damaged north of the Azores, in position 49°10'N, 26°00'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Thomas, USS Bostwick and USS Bronstein. This attack was earlier credited with the destruction of U-709.

17 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-801 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands, in position 16°42'N, 30°28'W, by a Fido homing torpedo from 2 Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Block Island and depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer USS Corry and the US destroyer escort USS Bronstein.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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