Allied Warships

USS Janssen (DE 396)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 396 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down4 Aug 1943 
Launched4 Oct 1943 
Commissioned18 Dec 1943 
End service12 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 12 April 1946.
Stricken 1 July 1972.
Sold 15 October 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Janssen (DE 396)

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1Lt.Cdr. Harold Edward Cross, USNR18 Dec 194325 Sep 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Rupert Dexter Hawley, USNR25 Sep 194428 Mar 1945
3Sydney Godfrey Rubinow, Jr., USNR28 Mar 194513 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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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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