USS Cates (DE 763)
Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Tampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc. (Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||8 Nov 1942|
|Laid down||1 Mar 1943|
|Launched||19 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Dec 1943|
|End service||28 Mar 1947|
Decommissioned 28 March 1947.
Commands listed for USS Cates (DE 763)
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|1||George Ash Prouse, USNR||15 Dec 1943||Aug 1944|
|2||Lt. Thomas Nash Broaddus, USNR||Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Cates include:
19 Apr 1945
USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Woolsey (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Shifflette, USN), USS Eberle (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Transue, USN) and USS Cates (Lt.Cdr. T.N. Broaddus, USNR).