Allied Warships

USS Abercrombie (DE 343)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 343 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down8 Nov 1943 
Launched14 Jan 1944 
Commissioned1 May 1944 
End service15 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 15 June 1946.
Stricken 1 May 1967.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 7 January 1968.


Commands listed for USS Abercrombie (DE 343)

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1Bernard Harold Katschinski, USNR1 May 194429 May 1945
2John R Hicks, USNR29 May 194515 Jun 1946

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