Allied Warships

USS Oberrender (DE 344)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 344 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down8 Nov 1943 
Launched18 Jan 1944 
Commissioned11 May 1944 
End service11 Jul 1945 

Heavily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa 9 May 1945.
Decommissioned 11 July 1945.
Stricken 25 July 1945.
Sunk as a target off Kerma Retto 6 November 1945.


Commands listed for USS Oberrender (DE 344)

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1Lt.Cdr. Samuel Spencer, USNR11 May 194411 Jul 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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