Allied Warships

USS O"Neill (DE 188)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 188 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down26 Aug 1943 
Launched14 Nov 1943 
Commissioned6 Dec 1943 
End service2 May 1946 

Decommissioned 2 May 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 20 December 1950.
Transferred to the Netherlands 23 October 1950 being renamed Dubois.
Dubois was returned to the U.S.N. 15 December 1967.
Sold in February 1968 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS O"Neill (DE 188)

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1Lt.Cdr. David Spencer Bill, Jr., USN6 Dec 194316 Jun 1945
2Newman Alexander Townsend, Jr., USNR16 Jun 19452 May 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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