Allied Warships

USS Gendreau (DE 639)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 639 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down1 Aug 1943 
Launched12 Dec 1943 
Commissioned17 Mar 1944 
End service13 Mar 1948 

Decommissioned 13 March 1948.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 11 September 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Gendreau (DE 639)

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1T/Cdr. Alfred Dunn Kilmartin, USN17 Mar 194411 Mar 1945
2Martin Victor, USNR11 Mar 19457 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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