Allied Warships

USS Vandivier (DE 540)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 540 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down8 Nov 1943 
Launched27 Dec 1944 
Commissioned11 Oct 1955 
End serviceJun 1960 

She was suspended before completion on 17 February 1947. Designated DER 540 in 1955. Stricken on 1 Nov, 1974. Sunk on 7 Feb, 1975 as target off the coast of Florida.


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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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