Allied Warships

USS Pillsbury (ii) (DE 133)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 133 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down18 Jul 1942 
Launched10 Jan 1943 
Commissioned7 Jun 1943 
End service 1947 

Decommissioned in 1947.
Reclassified as DER-133 in August 1954.
Recommissioned 15 March 1955.
Decommissioned 20 June 1960.
Stricken 1 July 1965.
Sold in 1966 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Pillsbury (ii) (DE 133)

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1Lt.Cdr. William H Parker, Jr., USNR7 Jun 194322 Dec 1943
2Lt. George Washington Cassleman, USNR22 Dec 194331 Jul 1945
3Henry Sears, USNR31 Jul 19453 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Pillsbury (ii) include:

9 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-515 was sunk at 1510hrs on 9 April 1944 in the mid-Atlantic north of Madeira in position 34°35'N, 19°18'W, by rockets from 4 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-58) of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Pope, USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain and USS Flaherty.

4 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-505 was captured at sea west of Africa by ships and Wildcat aircraft of the US Navy task force 22.3, escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and the destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope.

24 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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