Allied Warships

USS Cates (DE 763)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 763 
Built byTampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc. (Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Nov 1942 
Laid down1 Mar 1943 
Launched19 Oct 1943 
Commissioned15 Dec 1943 
End service28 Mar 1947 

Decommissioned 28 March 1947.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 20 December 1950.
Transferred to France 1 November 1950 being renamed Soudanais.
Soudanais was stricken and broken up in 1959.


Commands listed for USS Cates (DE 763)

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1George Ash Prouse, USNR15 Dec 1943Aug 1944
2Lt. Thomas Nash Broaddus, USNRAug 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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