Allied Warships

USS Gentry (DE 349)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 349 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down13 Dec 1943 
Launched15 Feb 1944 
Commissioned14 Jun 1944 
End service2 Jul 1946 

Decommissioned 2 July 1946.
Stricken 15 January 1972.
Sold 15 January 1973 and broken up.


Commands listed for USS Gentry (DE 349)

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1Lt.Cdr. David Albert Smith, USNR14 Jun 19447 Jul 1945
2T/Lt.Cdr. Monroe Kelly, Jr., USN7 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Gentry include:

9 Jan 1945
USS Lionfish (T/Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance, USN) and USS Bullhead (T/Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida. They were escorted by USS Genrty (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Smith, USNR).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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