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19-N-60939:  USS England off San Francisco, California, 9 February 1944

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U.S. NAVY SHIPS -- Listed by Hull Number

DE -- Escort Ships, numbered from DE-400 through DE-699.


This page provides the hull numbers of all U.S. Navy escort ships numbered in the DE series from 400 through 699, with links to those ships with photos available in the Online Library.

For coverage of other hull numbers in the "DE" series, see:

  • DE -- Escort Ships.


    See the list below to locate photographs of individual escort ships.

    If the escort ship you want does not have an active link on this page, contact the Photographic Section concerning other research options.


    Left Column --
    Escort Ships numbered
    DE-400 through DE-574:

    • DE-400: Hissem (1944-1982), later DER-400
    • DE-401: Holder (1944-1947)

    • DE-402: Richard S. Bull (1944-1969)
    • DE-403: Richard M. Rowell (1944-1969)
    • DE-404: Eversole (1944-1944)
    • DE-405: Dennis (1944-1973)
    • DE-406: Edmonds (1944-1973)
    • DE-407: Shelton (1944-1944)
    • DE-408: Straus (1944-1973)
    • DE-409: La Parde (1944-1973)

    • DE-410: Jack Miller (1944-1969)
    • DE-411: Stafford (1944-1973)
    • DE-412: Walter C. Wann (1944-1969)
    • DE-413: Samuel B. Roberts (1944-1944)
    • DE-414: Leray Wilson (1944-1973)
    • DE-415: Lawrence C. Taylor (1944-1973)
    • DE-416: Melvin R. Nawman (1944-1973)
    • DE-417: Oliver Mitchell (1944-1969)
    • DE-418: Tabberer (1944-1973)
    • DE-419: Robert F. Keller (1944-1974)

    • DE-420: Leland E. Thomas (1944-1973)
    • DE-421: Chester T. O'Brien (1944-1974)
    • DE-422: Douglas A. Munro (1944-1965)
    • DE-423: Dufilho (1944-1973)
    • DE-424: Haas (1944-1967)

  • Note: DE-425 through DE-437 were cancelled in March 1944, before their construction had begun.

    • DE-438: Corbesier (1944-1973)
    • DE-439: Conklin (1944-1972)

    • DE-440: McCoy Reynolds (1944-1957)
    • DE-441: William Seiverling (1944-1973)
    • DE-442: Ulvert M. Moore (1944-1966)
    • DE-443: Kendall C. Campbell (1944-1973)
    • DE-444: Goss (1944-1972)
    • DE-445: Grady (1944-1969)
    • DE-446: Charles E. Brannon (1944-1969)
    • DE-447: Albert T. Harris (1944-1969)
    • DE-448: Cross (1945-1968)
    • DE-449: Hanna (1945-1973)

    • DE-450: Joseph E. Connolly (1945-1972)
    • DE-451: Woodrow R. Thompson (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-452: Steinaker (construction cancelled 1944)

  • Note: DE-453 through DE-507 were cancelled in 1943-1944, before their construction had begun.

    • DE-508: Gilligan (1944-1972)
    • DE-509: Formoe (1944-1957)
    • DE-510: Heyliger (1944-1969)

  • Note: DE-511 through DE-515 were cancelled in 1944, before their construction had begun.

  • Note: DE-516 through DE-526, transferred to Great Britain upon completion in 1943, were not assigned U.S. Navy names.

    • DE-527: O'Toole (1944-1946)
    • DE-528: John J. Powers (1944-1946)
    • DE-529: Mason (1944-1947)
    • DE-530: John M. Bermingham (1944-1946)

    • DE-531: Edward H. Allen (1943-1974)
    • DE-532: Tweedy (1944-1970)
    • DE-533: Howard F. Clark (1944-1973)
    • DE-534: Silverstein (1944-1973)
    • DE-535: Lewis (1944-1966)
    • DE-536: Bivin (1944-1969)
    • DE-537: Rizzi (1945-1974)
    • DE-538: Osberg (1945-1974)
    • DE-539: Wagner (1955-1977). Completed as DER-539

    • DE-540: Vandivier (1955-1975). Completed as DER-540
    • DE-541: Sheehan (construction cancelled 1946)
    • DE-542: Oswald A. Powers (construction cancelled 1946)
    • DE-543: Groves (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-544: Alfred Wolf (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-545: Harold J. Ellison (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-546: Myles C. Fox (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-547: Charles R. Ware (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-548: Carpellotti (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-549: Eugene A. Greene (construction cancelled 1944)

    • DE-550: Gyatt (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-551: Benner (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-552: Kenneth D. Bailey (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-553: Dennis J. Buckley (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-554: Everett F. Larson (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-555: Rogers Blood (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-556: William R. Rush (construction cancelled 1944)
    • DE-557: William M. Wood (construction cancelled 1944)

  • Note: DE-558 through DE-562 were cancelled in 1944, before their construction had begun.

  • Note: DE-563 through DE-574, transferred to Great Britain upon completion in 1943-1944, were not assigned U.S. Navy names.

  • Right Column --
    Escort Ships numbered
    DE-575 through DE-699:

    • DE-575: Ahrens (1944-1967)
    • DE-576: Barr (1944-1963), later APD-39
    • DE-577: Alexander J. Luke (1944-1970), later DER-577
    • DE-578: Robert I. Paine (1944-1969), later DER-578

    • DE-579: Riley (1944-1968)
    • DE-580: Leslie L.B. Knox (1944-1973)
    • DE-581: McNulty (1944-1972)
    • DE-582: Metivier (1944-1969)
    • DE-583: George A. Johnson (1944-1966)
    • DE-584: Charles J. Kimmel (1944-1969)
    • DE-585: Daniel A. Joy (1944-1966)
    • DE-586: Lough (1944-1970)
    • DE-587: Thomas F. Nickel (1944-1973)
    • DE-588: Peiffer (1944-1967)
    • DE-589: Tinsman (1944-1973)

    • DE-590: Ringness (1944-1975). Completed as APD-100. Later LPR-100
    • DE-591: Knudson (1944-1974). Completed as APD-101. Later LPR-101
    • DE-592: Rednour (1944-1967). Completed as APD-102
    • DE-593: Tollberg (1945-1965). Completed as APD-103
    • DE-594: William J. Pattison (1945-1962). Completed as APD-104
    • DE-595: Myers (1945-1962). Completed as APD-105
    • DE-596: Walter B. Cobb (1945-1966). Completed as APD-106
    • DE-597: Earle B. Hall (1945-1966). Completed as APD-107
    • DE-598: Harry L. Corl (1945-1966). Completed as APD-108
    • DE-599: Belet (1945-1963). Completed as APD-109

    • DE-600: Julius A. Raven (1945-1966). Completed as APD-110
    • DE-601: Walsh (1945-1968). Completed as APD-111
    • DE-602: Hunter Marshall (1945-1961). Completed as APD-112
    • DE-603: Earhart (1945-1963). Completed as APD-113
    • DE-604: Walter S. Gorka (1945-1961). Completed as APD-114
    • DE-605: Rogers Blood (1945-1961). Completed as APD-115
    • DE-606: Francovich (1945-1965). Completed as APD-116

  • Note: DE-607 through DE-632 were cancelled in 1944, before their construction had begun.

    • DE-633: Foreman (1943-1965)
    • DE-634: Whitehurst (1943-1971)
    • DE-635: England (1943-1946), later APD-41
    • DE-636: Witter (1943-1946), later APD-58
    • DE-637: Bowers (1944-1961), later APD-40
    • DE-638: Willmarth (1944-1968)
    • DE-639: Gendreau (1944-1973)

    • DE-640: Fieberling (1944-1972)
    • DE-641: William C. Cole (1944-1972)
    • DE-642: Paul G. Baker (1944-1970)
    • DE-643: Damon M. Cummings (1944-1972)
    • DE-644: Vammen (1944-1971)

  • Note: DE-645 through DE-664 were cancelled in 1944, before their construction had begun.

    • DE-665: Jenks (1944-1968)
    • DE-666: Durik (1944-1967)
    • DE-667: Wiseman (1944-1974)
    • DE-668: Yokes (1944-1965). Completed as APD-69
    • DE-669: Pavlic (1944-1968). Completed as APD-70
    • DE-670: Odum (1945-1966). Completed as APD-71
    • DE-671: Jack C. Robinson (1945-1966). Completed as APD-72
    • DE-672: Bassett (1945-1968). Completed as APD-73
    • DE-673: John P. Gray (1945-1968). Completed as APD-74

    • DE-674: Joseph M. Auman (1945-1963). Completed as APD-117

    • DE-675: Weber (1943-1962), later APD-75
    • DE-676: Schmitt (1943-1969), later APD-76
    • DE-677: Frament (1943-1961), later APD-77
    • DE-678: Harmon (1943-1967)
    • DE-679: Greenwood (1943-1967)
    • DE-680: Loeser (1943-1969)
    • DE-681: Gillette (1943-1973)
    • DE-682: Underhill (1943-1945)
    • DE-683: Henry R. Kenyon (1943-1970)

    • DE-684: De Long (1943-1979). Briefly redesignated APD-137 in 1945
    • DE-685: Coates (1944-1971)
    • DE-686: Eugene E. Elmore (1944-1969)
    • DE-687: Kline (1944-1966). Completed as APD-120
    • DE-688: Raymond W. Herndon (1944-1966). Completed as APD-121
    • DE-689: Scribner (1944-1967). Completed as APD-122
    • DE-690: Alex Diachenko (1944-1975). Completed as APD-123. Later renamed Diachenko. Later LPR-123
    • DE-691: Horace A. Bass (1944-1975). Completed as APD-124. Later LPR-124
    • DE-692: Wantuck (1944-1958). Completed as APD-125

    • DE-693: Bull (1943-1966), later APD-78
    • DE-694: Bunch (1943-1965), later APD-79
    • DE-695: Rich (1943-1944)
    • DE-696: Spangler (1943-1972)
    • DE-697: George (1943-1970)
    • DE-698: Raby (1943-1969), later DEC-698
    • DE-699: Marsh (1943-1974)
  • For coverage of other hull numbers in the "DE" series, see:

  • DE -- Escort Ships.


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