Allied Warships

USS Koiner (DE 331)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 331 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down26 Jul 1943 
Launched5 Oct 1943 
Commissioned27 Dec 1943 
End service 1968 

Decommissioned 4 October 1946.
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and (re)commissioned by them as WDE-431 on 20 June 1951.
Returned to the U.S.N. and decommissioned 14 May 1954.
Reclassified as DER-331 on 28 October 1954.
Recommissioned 26 August 1955.
Decommissioned in 1968.
Stricken 23 September 1968.
Sold 3 September 1969 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Koiner (DE 331)

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1Charles Sterling Judson, Jr., USN27 Dec 194321 May 1945
2Lt. Jack Marvin Althouse, USNR21 May 1945

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Notable events involving Koiner include:

11 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-869 was sunk off New Jersey, USA in position 39°33'N, 73°02'W by Hedgehogs and depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Howard D. Crow and USS Koiner.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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