Allied Warships

USS Richard W. Suesens (DE 342)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 342 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down1 Nov 1943 
Launched11 Jan 1944 
Commissioned26 Apr 1944 
End service15 Jan 1947 

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Stricken 15 March 1972.
Sold 13 June 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Richard W. Suesens (DE 342)

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1Lcmdr Milford McQuilkin, USNR26 Apr 194423 Aug 1944
2Lt. Cmdr. Robert Wallace Graham, USNR23 Aug 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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