Allied Warships

USS Durant (DE 389)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 389 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down15 May 1943 
Launched3 Aug 1943 
Commissioned16 Nov 1943 
End service 

Decommissioned 27 February 1946.
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and (re)commissioned by them as WDE-489 on 15 May 1952.
Returned to the U.S.N. and decommissioned 16 June 1954.
Reclassified as DER-389 on 21 October 1955.
Recommissioned 8 December 1956.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 1 April 1974.
Sold 16 August 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Durant (DE 389)

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1Christopher Copeland Knapp, USCG16 Nov 1943early 1945
2R. G. Mann, USCGearly 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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