USS Peterson (DE 152)
Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||28 Feb 1943|
|Launched||15 May 1943|
|Commissioned||29 Sep 1943|
Decommissioned 1 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Peterson (DE 152)
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|1||Richard Foster Rea, USCG||29 Sep 1943||14 Apr 1944|
|2||Sidney M Hay, USCG||14 Apr 1944||1 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Peterson 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.