Allied Warships

USS Inch (DE 146)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 146 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down19 Jan 1943 
Launched4 Apr 1943 
Commissioned8 Sep 1943 
End service17 May 1946 

Decommissioned 17 May 1946.
Stricken 1 October 1972.
Sold 21 March 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Inch (DE 146)

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1Lt.Cdr. Charles William Frey, USN8 Sep 1943???

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Notable events involving Inch include:

12 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-490 was sunk north-west of the Azores in position 42°47'N, 40°08'W by depth charges from the US escort carrier USS Croatan, and depth charges from the destroyer escorts USS Frost, USS Huse and USS Inch.

3 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-154 was sunk west of Madeira, Portugal, in approximate position 34°00'N, 19°30'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Inch and USS Frost.

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Destroyers of World War Two

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