Allied Warships

USS Paul G. Baker (DE 642)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 642 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down26 Sep 1943 
Launched12 Mar 1944 
Commissioned25 May 1944 
End service3 Feb 1947 

Decommissioned 3 February 1947.
Stricken 1 December 1969.
Sold in October 1970 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Paul G. Baker (DE 642)

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1Lt.Cdr. Wallace Gordon Cornell, USNR25 May 19441 Sep 1945
2Ellmore C. Patterson, Jr., USNR1 Sep 194515 Dec 1945

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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