Allied Warships

USS Poole (DE 151)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 151 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down13 Feb 1943 
Launched8 May 1943 
Commissioned29 Sep 1943 
End serviceJan 1947 

Decommissioned in January 1947.
Stricken 2 January 1971.
Sold 30 January 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Poole (DE 151)

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1Ralph David Dean, USCG29 Sep 194318 May 1944
2Louis MacLane Thayer, USCG18 May 194416 Apr 1945
3Peter J. Butvidas, USCG16 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Poole include:

30 Aug 1944
USS Poole picks up 2 survivors from the American tanker Jacksonville that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-482 about 50 miles north of Londonderry, Northern Ireland in position 55°30'N, 07°30'W.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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