Allied Warships

USS Fessenden (DE 142)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 142 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down4 Jan 1943 
Launched9 Mar 1943 
Commissioned25 Aug 1943 
End service30 Jun 1960 

Decommissioned 24 June 1946.
Reclassified as DER-142 on 1 October 1951.
Recommissioned 4 March 1952.
Decommissioned 30 June 1960.
Stricken 1 September 1966.
Sunk as target off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 20 December 1967.


Commands listed for USS Fessenden (DE 142)

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1Lt.Cdr. William A Dobbs, USCG25 Aug 194320 Jun 1945
2Harold Norman Poulsen, USNR20 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Fessenden include:

30 Sep 1944
German U-boat U-1062 was sunk in the central Atlantic by the US destroyer escort USS Fessenden.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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