Allied Warships

USS Straus (DE 408)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 408 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down18 Nov 1943 
Launched30 Dec 1943 
Commissioned6 Apr 1944 
End service15 Jan 1947 

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Stricken 1 May 1966.
Sunk as a target in August 1973.


Commands listed for USS Straus (DE 408)

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1Donald Albert Nienstedt, USNR6 Apr 194415 May 1945
2Lt. John Ebbenezar Coie, Jr., USNR15 May 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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