Allied Warships

USS Hissem (DE 400)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 400 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down6 Oct 1943 
Launched26 Nov 1943 
Commissioned13 Jan 1944 
End service15 May 1970 

Decommissioned 15 June 1946.
Reclassified as DER-400 on 21 October 1955.
Recommissioned 31 August 1956.
Decommissioned 15 May 1970.
Stricken 1 June 1975.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 24 February 1982.


Commands listed for USS Hissem (DE 400)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Whittemore Low, USNR13 Jan 194421 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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