Allied Warships

USS Richey (DE 385)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEdsall 
PennantDE 385 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down19 Apr 1943 
Launched30 Jun 1943 
Commissioned30 Oct 1943 
End serviceJan 1947 
History

Decommissioned in January 1947.
Stricken 30 June 1968.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California in July 1969.

 

Commands listed for USS Richey (DE 385)

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CommanderFromTo
1Peter Dupre Mills, USCG30 Oct 1943Jul 1944
2John H Furney, USCGJul 194424 Dec 1944
3Roger James Auge, USCG24 Dec 1944

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Notable events involving Richey include:


27 Nov 1944
USS Brill (Cdr. H.B. Dodge, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG) and USS Bray (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Hetherington, 3rd, USNR).

28 Nov 1944
USS Brill (Cdr. H.B. Dodge, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG) and USS Bray (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Hetherington, 3rd, USNR).

15 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

16 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Burke (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Dommerich, USNR), USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

17 Dec 1944
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Burke (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Dommerich, USNR), USS Richey (Cdr. J.H Forney, USCG), USS Decatur (Lt. B.B. Kirkland, USNR) and USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy, USN).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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