USS Joyce (DE 317)
Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||8 Mar 1943|
|Launched||26 May 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1943|
|End service||17 Jun 1960|
Decommissioned 1 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Joyce (DE 317)
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|1||Robert Wilcox, USCG||30 Sep 1943||10 May 1944|
|2||Benjamin P Clark, USCG||10 May 1944||14 Aug 1945|
|3||Hubert G. Ball, USCGR||14 Aug 1945||18 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Joyce include:
16 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-550 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of New York, in position 40°09'N, 69°44'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer escorts USS Gandy, USS Joyce and USS Peterson.
Some two hours after the attack USS Joyce and USS Peterson together pick up 56 survivors from the American tanker Pan Pennsylvania that was the first and only ship sunk by U-550.