USS Mitchell (DE 43)
Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||12 Jan 1943|
|Launched||1 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||17 Nov 1943|
|End service||6 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 6 November 1945.
Commands listed for USS Mitchell (DE 43)
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|1||Lcmdr Martin Herman Erdahl, USNR||17 Nov 1943||13 May 1944|
|2||James Kenneth Carpenter, USNR||13 May 1944||29 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Mitchell include:
24 Mar 1944
During 24/25 March 1944, USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Mitchell (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Erdahl, USNR), USS Florikan (Cdr. G.A. Sharp, USN), USS Allen (Lt.Cdr. H.H. Nielsen, USN), USS Salmon (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN) and USS Bang (Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN). These exercises included night exercises.
26 Mar 1944
USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Mitchell (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Erdahl, USNR), USS Litchfield (Lt. A.F. Hollingsworth, USN) and USS Guavina (Cdr. C. Tiedeman, USN).
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