Allied Warships

USS John C. Butler (DE 339)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

USS John C. Butler as completed

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 339 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down5 Oct 1943 
Launched11 Dec 1943 
Commissioned31 Mar 1944 
End service18 Dec 1957 

Decommissioned 12 June 1946.
Recommissioned 27 December 1950.
Decommissioned 18 December 1957.
Stricken 1 June 1970.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California in December 1971.


Commands listed for USS John C. Butler (DE 339)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. John Edward Pace, USN31 Mar 19442 Apr 1945
2Charles Williamson Jenkins, USN2 Apr 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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