Allied Warships

USS William C. Cole (DE 641)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 641 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down5 Sep 1943 
Launched29 Nov 1943 
Commissioned12 May 1944 
End service28 Mar 1948 

Decommissioned 28 April 1948.
Stricken 1 March 1972.
Sold 20 November 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS William C. Cole (DE 641)

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1Lt. Clay Harrold, USN12 May 194414 Jul 1945
2Thomas B. M. Porter, USNR14 Jul 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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