Allied Warships

USS Eberle (DD 430)

Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassBenson / Gleaves 
PennantDD 430 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Aug 1938 
Laid down12 Apr 1939 
Launched14 Sep 1940 
Commissioned4 Dec 1940 
End service 

Decommissioned 3 June 1946.
Stricken 24 January 1951.
Transferred to Greece 22 January 1951 and renamed Niki. Niki was stricken and scrapped in 1972.


Commands listed for USS Eberle (DD 430)

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1Lt.Cdr. Edward Randolph Gardner, USN4 Dec 194015 May 1942 (1)
2Lt. Robert Stephens Ford, USN15 May 194230 May 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Karl Frederick Poehlmann, USN30 May 194231 Mar 1943 (1)
4T/Cdr. Clare Brown Smiley, USN31 Mar 194317 Nov 1944 (1)
5T/Lt.Cdr. Harry Curtis Transue, USN17 Nov 19445 Oct 1945
6Lt.Cdr. Robert William Savage, USN5 Oct 19453 Jun 1946 (1)

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Notable events involving Eberle include:

19 Apr 1945
USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Woolsey (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Shifflette, USN), USS Eberle (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Transue, USN) and USS Cates (Lt.Cdr. T.N. Broaddus, USNR).

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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