Allied Warships

USS Rinehart (DE 196)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 196 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down21 Oct 1943 
Launched9 Jan 1944 
Commissioned12 Feb 1944 
End service10 Jul 1946 

Decommissioned 17 July 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 26 September 1950.
Transferred to the Netherlands 1 June 1950 being renamed De Bitter.
De Bitter was returned to the U.S.N. 15 December 1967 and sold in February 1968 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Rinehart (DE 196)

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1Lt. Partee Wilson Crouch, Jr., USN12 Feb 194418 Apr 1945
2Aubrey Delos Engle, USN18 Apr 194528 Sep 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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