Allied Warships

USS Otter (DE 210)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 210 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down26 Jul 1943 
Launched23 Oct 1943 
Commissioned21 Feb 1944 
End service 1947 

Decommissioned in 1947.
Stricken 1 November 1969.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico 10 July 1970.


Commands listed for USS Otter (DE 210)

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1Donald M Kerr, USNR21 Feb 194410 Oct 1944
2James McCabe Irvine, USNR10 Oct 194426 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Otter include:

16 Jan 1945
German U-boat U-248 was sunk in the North Atlantic in position 47°43'N, 26°37'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Hayter, USS Otter, USS Varian and USS Hubbard.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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