USS Keith (DE 241)
Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Brown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||18 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||4 Aug 1942|
|Launched||21 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||19 Jul 1943|
|End service||20 Jul 1946|
Decommissioned 20 July 1946.
Commands listed for USS Keith (DE 241)
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|1||Lt. Drayton Cochran, USN||19 Jul 1943||12 Dec 1943|
|2||Jack Louis Rinn, USNR||12 Dec 1943||15 Dec 1944|
|3||Willis W. Patrick, USNR||15 Dec 1944||5 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Keith 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.