Allied Warships

USS Walton (DE 361)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 361 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down21 Mar 1944 
Launched20 May 1944 
Commissioned4 Sep 1944 
End service20 Sep 1968 

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Recommissioned 26 January 1951.
Decommissioned 20 September 1968.
Stricken 23 September 1968.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 7 August 1969.


Commands listed for USS Walton (DE 361)

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1Lt Wilbur Summers Wills, Jr., USNR4 Sep 19445 Feb 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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