USS Snowden (DE 246)
Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Brown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||18 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||7 Dec 1942|
|Launched||19 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Aug 1943|
|End service||1 Aug 1962|
Decommissioned in March 1946 and placed in reserve with the Atlantic Fleet.
Commands listed for USS Snowden (DE 246)
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|1||Lcmdr Alexander Jackson, Jr., USNR||23 Aug 1943||27 Dec 1943|
|2||lcmdr Norman W Swanson, USNR||27 Dec 1943|
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Notable events involving Snowden include:
26 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-488 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic west of Cape Verde in position 17°54'N, 38°05'W by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Frost, USS Huse, USS Barber and USS Snowden.