Allied Warships

USS Huse (DE 145)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEdsall 
PennantDE 145 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down11 Jan 1943 
Launched23 Mar 1943 
Commissioned30 Aug 1943 
End serviceJun 1965 
History

Decommissioned 27 March 1946.
Recommissioned 3 August 1951.
Decommissioned in June 1965.
Stricken 1 August 1973.
Sold 11 June 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Huse (DE 145)

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CommanderFromTo
1William A. Sessions, USNR30 Aug 194328 Dec 1943
2Robert Hume Wanless, USNR28 Dec 19432 Jun 1944
3James Hervey Batcheller, Jr., USNR2 Jun 194416 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Huse include:


7 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-856 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of New York, in position 40°18'N, 62°22'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Champlin and the US destroyer escort USS Huse.

26 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-488 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic west of Cape Verde in position 17°54'N, 38°05'W by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Frost, USS Huse, USS Barber and USS Snowden.

12 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-490 was sunk north-west of the Azores in position 42°47'N, 40°08'W by depth charges from the US escort carrier USS Croatan, and depth charges from the destroyer escorts USS Frost, USS Huse and USS Inch.

27 Feb 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Frost (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Ritchie, USNR), USS Huse (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Batcheller, USN), and USS Inch (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Tufts, USNR).

28 Feb 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Frost (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Ritchie, USNR), USS Huse (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Batcheller, USN), and USS Inch (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Tufts, USNR).

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