Allied Warships

USS Conklin (DE 439)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 439 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down4 Nov 1943 
Launched13 Feb 1944 
Commissioned21 Apr 1944 
End service17 Jan 1946 

Decommissioned 17 January 1946.
Stricken 1 October 1970.
Sold 12 May 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Conklin (DE 439)

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1Cdr. Donald Cairns Brown, USNR21 Apr 194415 Aug 1944
2Edmund Leavenworth McGibbon, USNR15 Aug 194417 Jan 1946 (1)

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Destroyers of World War Two

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