USS Ira Jeffery (DE 63)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||13 Feb 1943|
|Launched||15 May 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Aug 1943|
|End service||18 Jun 1946|
Converted to high speed transport and reclassified APD 44 on 23 February 1945.
Commands listed for USS Ira Jeffery (DE 63)
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|1||Robert Atwood Fitch, USNR||15 Aug 1943||10 Feb 1944|
|2||George Reginald Cassels-Smith, USNR||10 Feb 1944||2 May 1944|
|3||Lcmdr Alexander Malcolm White, USNR||2 May 1944||30 May 1944|
|4||Lt.Cdr. George Reginald Cassels-Smith, USNR||30 May 1944||12 Oct 1944|
|5||Lt. William Henry Doheny, USNR||12 Oct 1944||Nov 1945|
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