Allied Warships

USS Gilligan (DE 508)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 508 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered3 Feb 1943 
Laid down18 Nov 1943 
Launched22 Feb 1944 
Commissioned12 May 1944 
End service31 Mar 1959 

Decommissioned 2 July 1946.
Recommissioned 15 July 1950.
Decommissioned 31 March 1959.
Stricken 1 March 1972.
Sold 20 November 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Gilligan (DE 508)

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1Lt.Cdr. Carl Edward Bull, USNR12 May 194414 Jul 1945
2Gustave A. Wolf, USN14 Jul 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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