Allied Warships

USS Le Ray Wilson (DE 414)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 414 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down20 Dec 1943 
Launched28 Jan 1944 
Commissioned10 May 1944 
End service30 Jan 1959 

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Recommissioned 28 March 1951.
Decommissioned 30 January 1959.
Stricken 15 May 1972.
Sold 14 September 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Le Ray Wilson (DE 414)

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1Matthew Vaughan Carson, Jr., USN10 May 194418 Apr 1945
2Felix L. Englander, USN18 Apr 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

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