USS Atherton (DE 169)
Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||18 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||14 Jan 1943|
|Launched||27 May 1943|
|Commissioned||29 Aug 1943|
|End service||10 Dec 1945|
Decommissioned 10 December 1945.
Commands listed for USS Atherton (DE 169)
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|1||Paul Louis Mansell, Jr., USNR||29 Aug 1943||8 Oct 1943|
|2||Monroe Kelly, Jr., USN||8 Oct 1943||20 Jun 1944|
|3||Lewis Iselin, USNR||20 Jun 1944||31 Oct 1945|
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Noteable events involving Atherton include:
6 May 1945
German U-boat U-853 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of New London, in position 41°13'N, 71°27'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS Atherton and the US patrol frigate USS Moberly.