Allied Warships

USS Willmarth (DE 638)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 638 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down25 Jun 1943 
Launched21 Nov 1943 
Commissioned13 Mar 1944 
End service26 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 26 April 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1966.
Sold 1 July 1968 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Willmarth (DE 638)

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1James Grieve Thorburn, Jr., USNR13 Mar 1944Jun 1945
2Lt. John Frederick Burditt, USNRJun 194522 Nov 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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