Allied Warships

USS Mosley (DE 321)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 321 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down6 Apr 1943 
Launched26 Jun 1943 
Commissioned30 Oct 1943 
End service15 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned 15 March 1946.
Stricken 2 January 1971.
Sold 22 August 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Mosley (DE 321)

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1James Albert Alger, Jr., USCG30 Oct 194321 May 1944
2Ernest P MacBryde, Jr., USCGR21 May 1944

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Notable events involving Mosley include:

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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