Allied Warships

USS Runels (DE 793)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 793 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered13 Nov 1942 
Laid down7 Jun 1943 
Launched4 Sep 1943 
Commissioned3 Jan 1944 
End service10 Feb 1947 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-85 on 15 December 1944.
Decommissioned 10 February 1947.
Stricken 1 June 1960.
Sold 10 July 1961 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Runels (DE 793)

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1T/Cdr. Herbert Gordon Claudius, USNR3 Jan 194428 Feb 1945
2Barnett Hamlin, USNR28 Feb 194526 Sep 1945
3Charles Paul Sheppard, USNR26 Sep 194520 Jan 1947

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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