Allied Warships

USS Earl K. Olsen (DE 765)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 765 
Built byTampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc. (Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Nov 1942 
Laid down9 Mar 1943 
Launched13 Feb 1944 
Commissioned10 Apr 1944 
End service25 Feb 1958 

Decommissioned 17 June 1946.
Recommissioned 21 November 1950.
Decommissioned 25 February 1958.
Stricken 1 August 1972.
Sold 15 October 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Earl K. Olsen (DE 765)

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1Lt.Cdr. Winfield Fox DeLong, USNR10 Apr 19446 Apr 1945
2Robert Greene Nichols, USN6 Apr 194528 Apr 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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