Allied Warships

USS Lovelace (DE 198)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 198 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down22 May 1943 
Launched4 Jul 1943 
Commissioned7 Nov 1943 
End service22 May 1946 

Decommissioned 22 May 1946.
Stricken 1 July 1967.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 25 April 1968.


Commands listed for USS Lovelace (DE 198)

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1Lt.Cdr. Rodman Drake de Kay, Jr., USN7 Nov 194313 Oct 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Eugene L. de Kieffer, USNR13 Oct 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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