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USS Eberle (DD-430)

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USS Eberle (DD-430) was launched 14 September 1940 by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine; sponsored by Miss Mildred Eberle, granddaughter of Rear Admiral Eberle; and commissioned 4 December 1940, Lieutenant Commander E. R. Gardner, Jr., in command.

After training in the Caribbean and along the east coast, USS Eberle (DD-430) was assigned to patrol duty off Bermuda until the end of August 1941, when she began to escort convoys to Newfoundland, Iceland and far northern bases. She guarded the vital western Atlantic end of the lifeline to Britain before and after American entry into war. USS Eberle (DD-430) sortied from Norfolk 25 October 1942 for the invasion of north Africa, and gave bombardment and fire support for the landings at Mehedia, French Morocco 8 November. Returning to Norfolk 27 November, she sailed 26 December for South Atlantic patrol, based on Recife, Brazil. 

After overhaul at Charleston, USS Eberle (DD-430), returned to escort duty, making five voyages to north African ports between 13 April 1943 and 31 January 1944. USS Eberle (DD-430) continued patrol and escort duty in the Mediterranean, then sailed from Malta 13 August 1944 for the invasion of southern France the 15th, where she saw action. Returning to New York 6 November 1944, USS Eberle (DD-430) escorted two convoys to Oran by April 1945. After overhaul and training she sailed from New York 8 June for the Pacific, arriving at Pearl Harbor 20 July to join USS Antietam (CV-36) for plane guard duty. 

USS Eberle (DD-430) left Pearl Harbor 6 January 1946 and reached Charleston, S.C., 8 February. She was placed out of commission in reserve there 3 June 1946. On 12 August she was assigned to the Naval Reserve Training program in the 3d Naval District. After being towed to New York in September, she was placed "in-service" 13 January 1947 and carried Naval Reservists on cruises to Canada, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. During this time she was placed in commission in reserve 19 May 1950, and in full commission 21 November 1950. USS Eberle (DD-430) arrived at Boston 21 January 1951, was decommissioned the following day.

For a complete history of USS Eberle (DD-430) please see its DANFS page.