Allied Warships

USS Charles E. Brannon (DE 446)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 446 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down13 Jan 1944 
Launched23 Apr 1944 
Commissioned1 Nov 1944 
End service18 Jun 1960 

Decommissioned 21 May 1946.
Recommissioned 21 November 1950.
Decommissioned 18 June 1960.
Stricken 23 September 1968.
Sold 27 October 1969 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Charles E. Brannon (DE 446)

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1T/Cdr. Donald Whiley Todd, USN1 Nov 19449 Jan 1945
2Oscar Merle Shirey, Jr., USNR9 Jan 194511 Nov 1945

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