USS Flaherty (DE 135)
Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||7 Nov 1942|
|Launched||17 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||26 Jun 1943|
|End service||17 Jun 1946|
Decommissioned 17 June 1946.
Commands listed for USS Flaherty (DE 135)
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|1||T/Cdr. Maxim William Firth, USN||26 Jun 1943||16 Oct 1943|
|2||Means Johnston, Jr., USN||16 Oct 1943||14 Sep 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Howard Carlton Duff, USNR||14 Sep 1944||7 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Flaherty include:
9 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-515 was sunk at 1510hrs on 9 April 1944 in the mid-Atlantic north of Madeira in position 34°35'N, 19°18'W, by rockets from 4 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-58) of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Pope, USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain and USS Flaherty.
4 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-505 was captured at sea west of Africa by ships and Wildcat aircraft of the US Navy task force 22.3, escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and the destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope.
24 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.
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