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This is a COMPLETE LIST of the ships that were DE - WDE - DER/FFR.
What started as a search for the ship I served on during 1966 - 1969 three years ago, VANCE DER387 has led me on a search that has given me the following information that I was not aware of when I served on the VANCE. I was not aware of the richness of the history of the Vance and the ships that shared her hull type [DER] and class [EDSALL]. George Blust EN2 January 2003


11 SHIPS 3 LIVES DE/WDE/DER/FFR
1 SHIP 2 LIVES DE/WDE
2 SHIPS 2 LIVES DE/DER
23 SHIPS DE/DER/FFR
Surviving WWII DE
Surviving WWII DE/DER/FFR
Surviving WWII DE/WDE/DER/FFR
#* WWII CORTDIV 45, VANCE was Flagship
 
 

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11 SHIPS - 3 LIVES
DE - WDE - DER/FFR
ALL EDSALL CLASS DE

#** DE/DER 322 WDE422 NEWELL
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   USCG   willyvictor.com   destroyersonline.com  
DER 322 NEWELL Sold December 15, 1971 and broken up for scrap
Contact Name: Larry Lawniczak
Address: 939 Monroe St. Oshkosh, WI. 54901
Phone:(920) 231-4755
E-mail: lplpjl@execpc.com

#** DE/DER 324 WDE424 FALGOUT
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com   mrnapo.com
DER 324 FALGOUT Sunk as target (1/1/77) stricken 6/30/75 NVR
Disposition: SUNK AS A TARGET
Date: 01/12/1977
Location: 030 47' North, 120 20' West
Depth: 2110 fathoms
Tonnage: 1590

#** DE/DER 325 WDE425 LOWE
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   USCG   usslowe.50megs.com  
DER 325 LOWE Sold September 3, 1969 and broken up for scrap

DE/DER 328 WDE428 FINCH
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG page not found   willyvictor.com  
DER 328 FINCH Scrapped (9/1/74) stricken 2/1/74 NVR
OR Sunk as a target sometime after August 1974
USS Finch DE-328, USCGC Finch WDE-428, USSFinch DER-328
Contact for ship history, reunions, crew list, both found and deceased.
Contact Name:None
Address: NONE
Phone:NONE
E-mail: Scuttlebutt-DE328Finch@aol.com
(I am not sure about this address but that is how it came in).

DE/DER 331 WDE431 KOINER
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   USCG page not found   willyvictor.com  
Was one of the first two WDEs commissioned
DER 331 KOINER Sold September 3, 1969 and broken up for scrap

DE/DER/FFR 334 WDE434 FORSTER
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com  
Was one of the first two WDEs commissioned
FFR 334 FORSTER SAP;loan or lease 9/1/71 Viet Nam NVR
FFR 334 FORSTER SAP;loan or lease 9/1/71 Viet Nam
To South Vietnam September 25 1971 Custodian: VIETNAM
Renamed Tran Khanh Du Captured (Undergoing Overhaul) after the South's fall and
reported to still be in use as a training vessel Dai Ky (HQ-03)
Dai Ky HQ 03 Vietnam (ex-US) 1944 WWII Destroyer Escort Stationary Training Hulk
Contact Name: Byron Maggos
Address: 17506 Meadowbrook Drive, Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 918-9734
E-mail: byronmaggos@cs.com

### DE/DER 382 WDE482 RAMSDEN
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG  
DER 382 RAMSDEN Sunk as target (1/1/75) stricken 8/1/74 NVR

#* DE/DER 387 WDE487 VANCE
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com   ussvance.com  
DER 387 VANCE Sunk as target (?/?/85) stricken 6/1/75 NVR

#* DE/DER 388 WDE488 LANSING
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com   usslansing.org  
DER 388 LANSING Scrapped (9/1/74) stricken 2/1/75 NVR
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
USS/USCGC Lansing (DE/DER-388, WDE-488)
October 17-21, 2001 Virginia Beach VA
Contact Name: Terry A. Mobergv Address: 902 Cindy St.
Phone:(218) 829-3288
E-mail: tmoberg@brainerd.net

#* DE/DER 389 WDE489 DURANT
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com   DURANT 389 Assn.  
DER 389 DURANT Scrapped (9/1/74) stricken ? NVR
NEXT REUNION: 2003: Erie, PA Dates to be announced
2002 Association Officers
H.L. Walker- President
Jim Neymeyer- Vice President
Joe Gaddis- Secretary
Bill Shelt- Chaplin
Bob Stowman- Treasure
Contact Name: Jim Neymeyer
Address:NONE
Phone:NONE
E-mail: eunijim@aol.com
Association Address: USS Durant DE 389 Assn. 2229 Abeya Court Loveland, CO 80538
Association Web Site: USS Durant DE 389 Assn.

#* DE/DER 391 WDE491 CHAMBERS
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG  
DER 391 CHAMBERS Scrapped (11/1/75) stricken 3/1/75 NVR

NOTES: Coast Guard Crewed in WWII
A Complete List of Ships
# WWII CORTDIV 20
## WWII CORTDIV 22
### WWII CORTDIV 23
#*WWII CORTDIV 45
#** WWII CORTDIV 46


1 SHIP - 2 LIVES
DE - WDE
ALL EDSALL CLASS DE

### DE 385 WDE 485 RICHEY
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   USCG  

NOTES: Coast Guard Crewed in WWII
A Complete List of Ships
# WWII CORTDIV 20
## WWII CORTDIV 22
### WWII CORTDIV 23
#*WWII CORTDIV 45
#** WWII CORTDIV 46

23 SHIPS - 2 LIVES
DE - DER/FFR
ALL EDSALL CLASS DE

DE/DER 133 PILLSBURY
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   willyvictor.com   Pillsbury DER-133  
DER 133 Sold in 1966 and broken up for scrap

DE/DER 142 Fessenden
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   willyvictor.com   DE/DER 142  
Was one of the first six DERs commissioned
DER 142 FESSENDEN Sunk target off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 12/20/67
Contact Name: Ken Fessenden
Address: 3325 Dartmouth Dr. Irving, TX. 75062
Phone:(972) 225-1583
E-mail: kbfess@msn.com

DE/DER 147 Blair
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   DER147  
BLAIR DER 147 Sold for scrap 09/01/1974, stricken 12/01/1972
Contact Name: Fay Eaton
Address: 38 Diamond St. PO Box 6, Electric City, WA. 99126-0006
Phone:(509) 633-1392
E-mail: featon@bigdam.net

DE/DER 239 Sturtevant
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   willyvictor.com  
STURTEVANT DER 239 sold for scrap 09/01/1973, stricken 12/01/1972
51-72 Crew Members, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, September 26-28, 2002
Contact Name: Robert E Lee Jr
Address: 3203 Lakewood Ave, Columbia SC 29201-1433
Phone:803-256-9485
E-mail: relsc@aol.com

DE/DER 244 Ottersetter
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   willyvictor.com   DER244  
Was one of the first six DERs commissioned
OTTERSETTER DER 244 Disposed of as target 02/01/1976, stricken 08/01/1974

# DE/DER/FFR 251 Camp
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com   Barracks Ship  
Fate To South Vietnam February 13 1971. Renamed Tran Hung Dao
Escaped with South Vietnamese forces to the Philippines in 1975
. To Philippines April 5 1976. Renamed Rajah Lakandula [PS4]. Stricken in 1988.
Still exists as stationary barracks ship in Subic Bay as of 1999.

### DE/DER 255 Sellstrom
navsource.org   hazegray.org page not found   nvr page not found  
Fate Sold in 1966 and broken up for scrap in 1967. Stricken November 1 1965

## DE/DER 316 Harveson
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   USCG   willyvictor.com   destroyersonline.com  
Was one of the first six DERs commissioned
Fate Sunk as target off California October 10 1967, Stricken December 1 1966
Next Reunion: To Be Determined.
Contact Name: Jack E. Averill
Address: 5029 Shelley Ct., Orlando, FL 32807
Phone: 407 273-6743
E-mail: javerill@cfl.rr.com

## DE/DER 317 Joyce
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com  
Was one of the first six DERs commissioned
JOYCE DER 317 Sold for scrap 09/01/1973, Stricken Date: 12/01/1972
Reunion Location and date
BRANSON, MO., OCTOBER 8-12, 2000
Contact Name: JAMES J. ROCHELEAU
Address: 2902 MEMORIAL DRIVE, TWO RIVERS,WI. 54241
Phone: 920-793-4617
E-mail: voiceofthejoyce@peoplepc.com

## DE/DER 318 Kirkpatrick
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG  
Was one of the first six DERs commissioned
KIRKPATRICK DER 318 Sold for scrap 03/01/1975, Stricken Date: 08/01/1974
Contact Name:Jim Grimes
Address: NONE
Phone:NONE
E-mail:jkgrimes@starpower.net

DE/DER 326 Thomas J. Gary
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   willyvictor.com   der326  
navsource.org Fate To Tunisia October 22 1973. Renamed President Bourguiba. Renamed Indakh.
Suffered a major enginroom fire on April 16 1992 and is no longer operational.
Now serves as Fleet headquarters and accommodation ship, berthed at Bizerte
Indakh E7 Tunisia (ex-US) 1943 WWII Destroyer Escort Stationary Headquarters Ship
DER 326 THOMAS J. GARY Sold to Peru (10/1/73) stricken 10/22/73 NVR
Contact Name: Ron Day
Address: 5608 County Rt. 10, Heuvelton, NY. 13654
Phone:Use e-mail
E-mail: ronday@northnet.org

DE/DER 327 Brister
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   willyvictor.com  
DER 327 BRISTER Sold December 15, 1971 and broken up for scrap
OR Transfered to South Vietnam, 1971, Captured and not returned to service

DE/DER 329 WDE429 KRETCHMER
Can Not verify WDE status as listed in navsource, listed as DE/DER only in others
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   willyvictor.com   kretchmer de/der329  
DER 329 KRETCHMER Scrapped (5/1/74) stricken 9/30/73 NVR
Contact Name:Jim Strong
Address:7248 Resinda Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45459
Phone:937-436-1245
E-mail:mcmsafety@voyager.net

DE/DER 332 Price
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   willyvictor.com  
PRICE DER 332 Sold for scrap 03/01/1975, Stricken Date: 08/01/1974
Contact Name: Gil Murphy
Address: 545 PINELLAS BAYWAY S, NO 301, TIERRA VERDE, FLORIDA 33715-199
Phone:NONE
E-mail: mailto:PRICE332@AOL.COM

DE/DER 333 Strickland
navsource.org   hazegray.org page not found   nvr  
Was one of the first six DERs commissioned
STRICKLAND DER 333 sold for scrap 09/01/1974, Stricken Date: 12/01/1972
Contact Name: Clark J. Holbert
Address: USS Strickland (DER-333)
PO Box 27, Sugar Loaf, NY. 10981-0027
Phone:NONE
E-mail: Brute469@warwick.net
Alternate Contact Name: Joel Weinstein
Address: NONE
Phone:NONE
E-mail: jmbwpcps@aol.com

DE/DER 336 Roy O. Hale
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   willyvictor.com  
ROY O. HALE DER 336 sold for scrap 03/01/1975, Stricken Date: 08/01/1974

### DE/DER 383 Mills
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com  
MILLS DER 383 Sold for scrap 03/01/1975, Stricken Date: 08/01/1974
Contact Name: JACK MERKLE
Address: 12403 MADELEY LANE
BOWIE, MD 20715
Phone:301-262-4288
E-mail:jmerkle@ccconline.net

### DE/DER 384 Rhodes
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG  
RHODES DER 384 Sold for scrap 03/01/1975, Stricken Date: 08/01/1974
Contact Name: Vincent Mannino
Address: NONE
Phone:NONE
E-mail: lynnemannino@msn.com

### DE/DER 386 Savage
navsource.org   hazegray.org page not found   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com   USS Savage   de/der386  
EX-SAVAGE SANK AT
LAT 32 04' 00" NORTH,
LONG 119 54' 00" WEST,
25 OCT 1982
Contact Name: Raymond C Zachgo
Address: 181 Denny Ln
Winchester Va 22603
Phone:540-662-6470
E-mail:raymilzachgo@msn.com

#* DE/DER 390 Calcaterra
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   USCG   willyvictor.com   der390   der390.org  
CALCATERRA DER 390 Sold for scrap 05/01/1974, Stricken Date: 07/02/1973

DE/DER 393 Haverfield
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   willyvictor.com   DE/DER 393  
Fate Sold December 15 1971 to be scrapped, Stricken June 2 1969

DE/DER 397 Wilhoite
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr page not found   willyvictor.com  
Fate Sold July 19 1972 and broken up for scrap,Stricken July 2 1969
Next Reunion: Oct 18-21, 2001 in San Diego, Ca
Contact Name: Will Hays
Address: 5883 Adobe Falls Rd. San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: (619) 265-7377 or (800) 729-2900
E-mail: whays@home.com

DE/DER 400 Hissem
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr   willyvictor.com   usshissem.org  
HISSEM DER 400 Disposed of as target 02/24/1982, Stricken Date: 06/01/1975
Disposition: SINKEX
Date: 02/24/1982
Location: 032 34' North, 120 25' West
Depth: 2085 fathoms
Tonnage: 1590
Contact Name: Chuck Walsh
Address: 777 E Rialto Ave
San Bernardino, Ca 92415-0740
Phone:760-256-8060
E-mail: reunion@usshissem

NOTES: Coast Guard Crewed in WWII
A Complete List of Ships
# WWII CORTDIV 20
## WWII CORTDIV 22
### WWII CORTDIV 23
#*WWII CORTDIV 45
#** WWII CORTDIV 46


2 SHIPS - 2 LIVES
DE - DER
John C. Butler Class DE

DE/DER 539 Wagner
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr  
WAGNER DER 539 Sold for scrap 09/01/1977, Stricken Date: 11/01/1974

DE/DER 540 Vandivier
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr  
VANDIVIER DER 540 Disposed of as target 02/01/1975,Stricken Date: 11/01/1974
Disposition: SUNK AS A TARGET
Date: 02/07/1975
Location: 029 00' North, 075 30' West
Depth: 2750 fathoms

TOTAL of all EDSALL Class---- 85
TOTAL served as DER---------- 34
All classes served as DER---- 36


THE SURVIVING SHIPS
DE - WDE - DER/FFR
ALL CLASSES
Surviving WWII DE

EDSALL Class
Stewart DE 238
United States 1943 WWII Destroyer Escort Galveston, TX Museum
navsource.org   navsource.orga   navsource.orgb   hazegray.org page not found   Stewart DE 238   hnsa-stewart  
Contact Name: Charles H. Sprague, Jr.
Address: 3700 Wakeforest #67, Houston, Texas 77098
Phone:(713) None
E-mail: de238@ev1.net
Homepage:USS Stewart DE-238 Contains extensive historical and statistical information, images and much more. A concerted effort is underway to coordinate the restoration of USS STEWART DE-238. For more information, visit the USS Stewart DE-238 web site. Or contact Mr. Sprague via any of the information above.

#DE 250 Hurst
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr  
Fate To Mexico October 1 1973. Renamed Commodore Manuel Azueta Perillos.
Stricken from the Navy Register on 1 December 1972, HURST was transferred to Mexico on 1 October 1973. Renamed frigate MANUEL AZUETA (A-06), then COMMODORO MANUEL AZUETA PERILLOS (E-30), she is currently used (May 1998) as the Gulf Fleet command training ship with all her ASW weapons and sensors removed. Still in service in the Mexican Navy as of Summer of 2,000

CANNON Class
Slater DE 766
United States 1944 WWII Destroyer Escort Albany, NY Museum
navsource.org   hazegray.org page not found   ussslater.org   hnsa-slater  
Contact Name:Tim Rizzuto, Ship's Superintendent
Address:USS Slater, PO Box 1926, Albany NY 12201-1926
Phone:518-431-1943 FAX 518-432-1123
E-mail: shipsde766@aol.com

ATHERTON DE 169
navsource.org   hazegray.org   nvr  
Rajah Humabon PF 11 Philippines (ex-US) 1943 WWII Destroyer Escort In Commission ????
Rajah Humabon (USS Cannon class) light patrol frigate
Old ex-USN DE; served Japan 1955-1975,To Japan June 14 1955. Renamed Hatsuhi
then sold to Philippines September 13 1976.
Had been retired 1993 but was reactivated 1995-96.
Surviving WWII DE/DER/FFR

EDSALL Class
CAMP DE/DER/FFR 251
Fate To South Vietnam February 13 1971. Renamed Tran Hung Dao
Escaped with South Vietnamese forces to the Philippines in 1975.
To Philippines April 5 1976. Renamed Rajah Lakandula [PS4]. Stricken in 1988.
Still exists as stationary barracks ship in Subic Bay as of 1999.
Barracks Ship

Thomas J. Gary DE/DER 326
navsource.org Fate To Tunisia October 22 1973. Renamed President Bourguiba. Renamed Indakh. Suffered a major enginroom fire on April 16 1992 and is no longer operational. Now serves as Fleet headquarters and accommodation ship, berthed at Bizette
Indakh E7 Tunisia (ex-US) 1943 WWII Destroyer Escort Stationary Headquarters Ship

Surviving WWII DE/WDE/DER/FFR

EDSALL Class
FORSTER DE/DER/FFR 334 WDE434
To South Vietnam September 25 1971 Custodian: VIETNAM
Renamed Tran Khanh Du Captured (Undergoing Overhaul) after the South's fall and
reported to still be in use as a training vessel Dai Ky (HQ-03)
Dai Ky HQ 03 Vietnam (ex-US) 1944 WWII Destroyer Escort Stationary Training Hulk





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