Allied Warships

USS Jesse Rutherford (DE 347)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 347 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down22 Nov 1943 
Launched29 Jan 1944 
Commissioned31 May 1944 
End service21 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 21 June 1946.
Stricken 1 January 1968.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 8 December 1968.


Commands listed for USS Jesse Rutherford (DE 347)

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1Lcmdr Barklie Mckee Henry, USNR31 May 194414 Sep 1944
2Jack Weaver Jordan, USNR14 Sep 194413 Dec 1945
3William Clement Shreve, USNR13 Dec 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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