Allied Warships

USS Reeves (DE 156)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 156 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down7 Feb 1943 
Launched23 Apr 1943 
Commissioned9 Jun 1943 
End service30 Jul 1946 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-52 on 7 September 1944.
Decommissioned 30 July 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1960.
Transferred to Ecuador in July 1961 and used as an electric generator plant.


Commands listed for USS Reeves (DE 156)

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1Lt.Cdr. Mat(t)hias Stanley Clark, USNR9 Jun 19432 Dec 1943
2Lt. James Joseph Durney, USNR2 Dec 194313 Aug 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Park Aloysius Dallis, Jr., USNR13 Aug 194518 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Reeves include:

10 Mar 1944
USS Reeves picks up 84 survivors from the American tanker Seakay that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-311 in the North Atlantic about 375 nautical miles west of Fastnet in position 51°10'N, 20°20'W.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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