Allied Warships

USS De Long (DE 684)

Destroyer Escort of the Rudderow class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 684 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down19 Oct 1943 
Launched23 Nov 1943 
Commissioned31 Dec 1943 
End service8 Aug 1969 

Decommissioned in January 1946.
Recommissioned 7 February 1951.
Decommissioned and stricken 8 August 8 1969.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico 19 February 1970.


Commands listed for USS De Long (DE 684)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Robert Cecil Houston, USN31 Dec 1943Aug 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Albert Alexander Campbell, USNRAug 19445 May 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Joseph Alban Weber, Jr., USNR5 May 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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