Allied Warships

USS Sturtevant (ii) (DE 239)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 239 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down15 Jul 1942 
Launched3 Dec 1942 
Commissioned16 Jun 1943 
End service24 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned 24 March 1946.
Recommissioned 3 August 1951.
Reclassified as DER-239 on 1 November 1956.
Decommissioned in June 1960.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 20 September 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Sturtevant (ii) (DE 239)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Frederic William Hawes, USN16 Jun 194310 Nov 1943
2James M. Mertz, USNR10 Nov 194311 Sep 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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