Allied Warships

USS Key (DE 348)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 348 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down14 Dec 1943 
Launched12 Feb 1944 
Commissioned5 Jun 1944 
End service9 Jul 1946 

Decommissioned 9 July 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1972.
Sold 19 December 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Key (DE 348)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Franklin Duerr Buckley, USN5 Jun 19449 Jul 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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