Allied Warships

USS Douglas L. Howard (DE 138)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 138 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down8 Dec 1942 
Launched24 Jan 1943 
Commissioned29 Jul 1943 
End service17 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 17 June 1946.
Stricken 1 October 1972.
Sold 14 May 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Douglas L. Howard (DE 138)

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1Lt.Cdr. Gordon D. Kissam, USN29 Jul 194326 Nov 1943
2William F. Stokey, USNR26 Nov 194329 Aug 1944
3John Thomas Pratt, Jr., USNR29 Aug 19445 Aug 1945
4Lt. Maurice B. Baker, Jr., USNR5 Aug 1945

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