Allied Warships

USS Thornhill (DE 195)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 195 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down7 Oct 1943 
Launched30 Dec 1943 
Commissioned1 Feb 1944 
End service17 Jun 1947 

Decommissioned 17 June 1947.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 26 March 1951.
Transferred to Italy 10 January 1951 being renamed Aldebaran.
Aldebaran was stricken and broken up in 1976.


Commands listed for USS Thornhill (DE 195)

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1Lt. John B. Shumway, USNR1 Feb 19443 Jan 1945
2Edwin Thornwell Mckeithen, Jr., USNR3 Jan 194516 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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