Allied Warships

USS Goss (DE 444)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 444 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down16 Dec 1943 
Launched19 Mar 1944 
Commissioned26 Aug 1944 
End service10 Oct 1958 

Decommissioned 15 June 1946.
Recommissioned 27 December 1950.
Decommissioned 10 October 1958.
Stricken 1 March 1972.
Sold 20 November 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Goss (DE 444)

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1Lcmdr Claude Siceluff Kirkpatrick, USNR26 Aug 19443 May 1945
2William George Schmidt, USNR3 May 194514 Jun 1945
3Robert Buckingham Whitney, Jr., USNR14 Jun 19451 Dec 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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