Allied Warships

USS Pride (DE 323)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 323 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down12 Apr 1943 
Launched3 Jul 1943 
Commissioned13 Nov 1943 
End service1 Jun 1954 

Decommissioned 26 April 1946.
Loaned to United States Coast Guard and (re)commissioned by them as WDE-423 on 20 July 1951.
Returned to the U.S.N. and decommissioned 1 June 1954.
Stricken 2 January 1971.
Sold 30 January 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Pride (DE 323)

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1Cdr. Ralph R Curry, USCG13 Nov 19437 Jun 1944
2Winslow H. Buxton, USCG7 Jun 1944

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Notable events involving Pride include:

4 May 1944
German U-boat U-371 was sunk at 0409hrs on 4 May 1944 in the Mediterranean north of Constantine, in position 37°49'N, 05°39'E, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS USS Pride and USS Joseph E. Campbell the French destroyer escort Sénégalais and the British escort destroyer HMS Blankney.

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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