Allied Warships

USS Pennewill (DE 175)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 175 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down26 Apr 1943 
Launched8 Aug 1943 
Commissioned15 Sep 1943 
End service1 Aug 1944 

Decommissioned 1 August 1944 and transferred to Brasil being renamed Bertioga.
Bertioga was stricken and scrapped in 1964.

Career notesTo Brasil as Bertioga

Commands listed for USS Pennewill (DE 175)

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1Lt. John Edward Allen, USNR15 Sep 19431 Aug 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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