Allied Warships

USS Peiffer (DE 588)

Destroyer Escort of the Rudderow class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 588 
Built byBethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down21 Dec 1943 
Launched26 Jan 1944 
Commissioned15 Jun 1944 
End service1 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 1 June 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1966.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 16 May 1967.


Commands listed for USS Peiffer (DE 588)

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1Wesley Francis Jones, USNR15 Jun 194430 Aug 1945
2Thomas Nesbitt MacIntyre, USNR30 Aug 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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