Allied Warships

USS Farquhar (DE 139)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 139 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down14 Dec 1942 
Launched13 Feb 1943 
Commissioned5 Aug 1943 
End service14 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 14 June 1946.
Stricken 1 October 1972.
Sold 21 March 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Farquhar (DE 139)

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1Leslie Edward Rosenberg, USNR5 Aug 194323 Mar 1944
2Delton E Walter, USNR23 Mar 1944

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Notable events involving Farquhar include:

6 May 1945
German U-boat U-881 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Newfoundland, in position 43°18'N, 47°44'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS Farquhar.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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