Allied Warships

USS Shelton (i) (DE 407)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 407 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down1 Nov 1943 
Launched18 Dec 1943 
Commissioned4 Apr 1944 
Lost3 Oct 1944 
Loss position2° 33'N, 129° 18'E

Sunk after being torpedoed by the Japanese submarine R0-41 (offsite link) off Morotai Island in position 02°33'N, 129°18'E. 13 of her crew were lost.


Commands listed for USS Shelton (i) (DE 407)

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1Lewis George Salomon, USNR4 Apr 19443 Oct 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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