Allied Warships

USS Roche (DE 197)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 197 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down21 Oct 1943 
Launched9 Jan 1944 
Commissioned21 Feb 1944 
End service 

Struck a mine off Eniwetok on 29 September 1945.
Found to be damaged beyond economical repair on 18 October 1945.
Decomissioned at an unknown date.
Scuttled off Yokosuka, Japan 11 March 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1946.


Commands listed for USS Roche (DE 197)

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1Lt. Robert Eugene Parker, USN21 Feb 19446 Jan 1945
2William S. Laidley, USNR6 Jan 194516 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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