Allied Warships

USS J. Richard Ward (DE 243)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 243 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down30 Sep 1942 
Launched6 Jan 1943 
Commissioned5 Jul 1943 
End service13 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 13 June 1946.
Stricken 2 January 1971.
Sold 10 April 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS J. Richard Ward (DE 243)

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1Cdr. Thomas S. Dunstan, USNR5 Jul 194314 Sep 1943
2David Albert Smith, USNR14 Sep 194326 Feb 1944
3John M. Cox, USN26 Feb 194422 Jun 1944
4Earl Buckingham Seeley, Jr., USNR22 Jun 19446 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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