Allied Warships

USS Stern (DE 187)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 187 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down12 Aug 1943 
Launched31 Oct 1943 
Commissioned1 Dec 1943 
End service26 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 26 April 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. and transferred to the Netherlands 1 March 1951 being renamed Van Zijll.
Van Zijll was returned to the U.S.N. 15 December 1967.
Sold in February 1968 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Stern (DE 187)

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1James R. Hinton, Jr., USNR1 Dec 194331 Mar 1945
2Charles Francis Wilson, USNR31 Mar 19457 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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