USS Janssen (DE 396)
Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Brown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||4 Aug 1943|
|Launched||4 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1943|
|End service||12 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 12 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Janssen (DE 396)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Harold Edward Cross, USNR||18 Dec 1943||25 Sep 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Rupert Dexter Hawley, USNR||25 Sep 1944||28 Mar 1945|
|3||Sydney Godfrey Rubinow, Jr., USNR||28 Mar 1945||13 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Janssen include:
24 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.
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