Allied Warships

USS Bray (DE 709)

Destroyer Escort of the Rudderow class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassRudderow 
PennantDE 709 
Built by 
Ordered 
Laid down27 Jan 1944 
Launched15 Apr 1944 
Commissioned4 Sep 1944 
End service10 May 1946 
History

Reclassified APD-139 on 16 July 1945.
Decommissioned on 10 May 1946.
Stricken from the naval register on 1 June 1960.
Sunk as a target on 27 March 1963.

 

Commands listed for USS Bray (DE 709)

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1James A Hetherington, 2nd, USNR4 Sep 19445 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Bray include:


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

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).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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