Allied Warships

USS Riddle (DE 185)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 185 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down29 Jul 1943 
Launched17 Oct 1943 
Commissioned17 Nov 1943 
End service8 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 8 June 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 26 September 1950.
Transferred to France 12 August 1950 being renamed Kabyle.
Kabyle was stricken and broken up in 1959.


Commands listed for USS Riddle (DE 185)

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1Lt.Cdr. Roland H. Cramer, USNR17 Nov 194312 Aug 1944
2Francis Penn Steel, USNR12 Aug 1944early 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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