Allied Warships

USS Formoe (DE 509)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 509 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered3 Feb 1943 
Laid down3 Jan 1944 
Launched2 Apr 1944 
Commissioned5 Oct 1944 
End service7 Feb 1957 

Decommissioned 27 May 1946.
Recommissioned 27 June 1951.
Decommissioned 7 February 1957 and transferred to Portugal the same day being renamed Diogo Cao.
Diogo Cao was stricken on 19 November 1968 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Formoe (DE 509)

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1Lcmdr John Curtis Spencer, USN5 Oct 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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