Allied Warships

USS Howard D. Crow (DE 252)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 252 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down6 Feb 1943 
Launched26 Apr 1943 
Commissioned27 Sep 1943 
End service 

Decommissioned 22 May 1946.
Recommissioned 6 July 1951.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 23 September 1968.
Sold in October 1970 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Howard D. Crow (DE 252)

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1Lt.Cdr. Donald T Adams, USCGR27 Sep 19434 Feb 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Richard Eugene Bacchus, Jr., USCGR4 Feb 19441 Feb 1945
3Lt. John M. Nixon, USCG1 Feb 19452 Oct 1945
4Lt. Frederick T. Carney, USCGR2 Oct 194527 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Howard D. Crow include:

11 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-869 was sunk off New Jersey, USA in position 39°33'N, 73°02'W by Hedgehogs and depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Howard D. Crow and USS Koiner.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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