Allied Warships

USS Presley (DE 371)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 371 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down6 Jun 1944 
Launched19 Aug 1944 
Commissioned7 Nov 1944 
End service20 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 20 June 1946.
Stricken 30 June 1968.
Sold 2 April 1970 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Presley (DE 371)

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1Lt.Cdr. Richard Starr Paret, USNR7 Nov 1944

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Notable events involving Presley include:

27 Jun 1945
Around 1500K/27, USS Cero (T/Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong, USN), USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. H. Bissell, Jr., USNR), USS Lapon (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Baer, USN), USS Moray (T/Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN), USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) and USS Sea Poacher (T/Lt.Cdr. C.F. Leigh, USN) all departed Saipan for patrol. They were escorted until 2020K/27 by USS Presley (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Paret, USNR).

All boats proceeded independently to their assigned lifeguard stations in the early afternoon of 1 July 1945.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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