Allied Warships

USS Pettit (DE 253)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 253 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down6 Feb 1943 
Launched28 Apr 1943 
Commissioned23 Sep 1943 
End service6 May 1946 

Decommissioned 6 May 1946.
Stricken 1 August 1973.
Sunk as target a off the coast of Puerto Rico 30 September 1974.


Commands listed for USS Pettit (DE 253)

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1William B. Ellis, USCG23 Sep 194326 Jan 1945
2Woodward Baldwin Rich, USCGR26 Jan 194530 Oct 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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