USS Herbert C. Jones (DE 137)
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||30 Nov 1942|
|Launched||19 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||21 Jul 1943|
|End service||2 May 1947|
Decommissioned 2 May 1947.
Commands listed for USS Herbert C. Jones (DE 137)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Alfred Wiltz Gardes, Jr., USN||21 Jul 1943||7 Dec 1943|
|2||Rufus A. Soule, 3rd, USNR||7 Dec 1943||8 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Herbert C. Jones include:
16 Oct 1943
While leaving Algiers harbour HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) her steering motor failed and she collided with the US destroyer escort USS Herbert C. Jones (Lt.Cdr. A.W. Gardes, Jr., USN).
HMS Universal's bow was badly bent and she required about two weeks of repair. (1)
- ADM 173/18355
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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