Allied Warships

USS Gary (DE 326)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 326 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down15 Jun 1943 
Launched21 Aug 1943 
Commissioned27 Nov 1943 
End service22 Sep 1973 

Renamed Thomas J. Gary on 1 January 1945.
Decommissioned 7 March 1947.
Reclassified as DER-326 on 1 November 1956.
Recommissioned 2 August 1957.
Decommissioned 22 September 1973.
Stricken 30 September 1973.
Transferred to Tunisia 22 October 1973 being renamed President Bourguiba, later renamed Indakh.


Commands listed for USS Gary (DE 326)

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1William Henry Harrison, USNR27 Nov 1943mid 1944
2Lt. Cmdr. Robert McCormick Ayer, USNRmid 1944Jun 1945
3Richard H. Smith, USNRJun 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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