Allied Warships

USS Edward H. Allen (DE 531)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 531 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down31 Aug 1943 
Launched7 Oct 1943 
Commissioned16 Dec 1943 
End service9 Jan 1958 

Decommissioned 10 May 1946.
Recommissioned 26 February 1951.
Decommissioned 9 January 1958.
Stricken 1 July 1972.
Sold 5 February 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Edward H. Allen (DE 531)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Merrill Merritt Sanford, USN16 Dec 194317 Jul 1944
2Lt. Cmdr. Frank William Auld, USNR17 Jul 194410 Nov 1945

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