Allied Warships

USS Lewis (DE 535)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 535 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down3 Nov 1943 
Launched7 Dec 1943 
Commissioned5 Sep 1944 
End service27 May 1960 
History

Decommissioned 1 May 1946.
Recommissioned 28 March 1952.
Decommissioned 27 May 1960.
Stricken 1 January 1966.
Sunk as a target in July 1966.

 

Commands listed for USS Lewis (DE 535)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Robert Henry Stevens, USNR5 Sep 194426 Dec 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Franklin A. Reece, Jr., USNR26 Dec 19445 Oct 1945
3Gordon A Weller, USNR5 Oct 194514 Dec 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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