Allied Warships

USS Stanton (DE 247)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassEdsall 
PennantDE 247 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down7 Dec 1942 
Launched21 Feb 1943 
Commissioned7 Aug 1943 
End service2 Jun 1947 
History

Decommissioned 2 June 1947.
Stricken 1 December 1970.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico 16 October 1972.

 

Commands listed for USS Stanton (DE 247)

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1Lt. Christopher Sylvanus Barker, Jr., USN7 Aug 1943???

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Notable events involving Stanton include:


15 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-1235 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 42°54'N, 30°25'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Stanton and USS Frost.

16 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-880 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 47°18'N, 30°26'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Stanton and USS Frost.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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