Allied Warships

USS Chester T. O'Brien (DE 421)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 421 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Laid down21 Jan 1944 
Launched29 Feb 1944 
Commissioned3 Jul 1944 
End service21 Feb 1959 

Decommissioned 2 July 1946.
Recommissioned 28 March 1951.
Decommissioned 21 February 1959.
Stricken 1 July 1972.
Sold 4 April 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Chester T. O'Brien (DE 421)

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1T/Cdr. Richard Daniel White, USNR3 Jul 194427 Jul 1945
2Robert S. Tackaberry, USN27 Jul 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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