Allied Warships

USS Coates (DE 685)

Destroyer Escort of the Rudderow class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 685 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down8 Nov 1943 
Launched12 Dec 1943 
Commissioned24 Jan 1944 
End service30 Jan 1970 

Decommissioned 16 April 1946.
Recommissioned 7 February 1951.
Decommissioned and stricken 30 January 1970.
Sunk as a target 19 September 1971.


Commands listed for USS Coates (DE 685)

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1Wilbur Summers Wills, Jr., USNR24 Jan 194425 Jun 1944
2Frederick William Maennle, USNR25 Jun 194430 Jul 1945
3Cmdr James R. Hinton, Jr., USNR30 Jul 194512 Nov 1945
4Lt.(jg) Sion Alford Boney, USNR12 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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