Allied Warships

USS Menges (DE 320)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

USS Menges as completed

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 320 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down22 Mar 1943 
Launched15 Jun 1943 
Commissioned26 Oct 1943 
End serviceJan 1947 

Decommissioned in January 1947.
Stricken 2 January 1971.
Sold 10 April 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Hit by U-boat
Damaged on 3 May 1944 by U-371 (Fenski).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the USS Menges

Commands listed for USS Menges (DE 320)

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1Frank Michael McCabe, USCG26 Oct 19438 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Menges include:

20 Apr 1944
rescued 113 survivors from USS Lansdale.

3 May 1944
Damaged by U-371, 31 killed and 28 wounded

18 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-866 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of Boston, in position 43°18'N, 61°08'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Lowe, USS Menges, USS Pride and USS Mosley.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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