Allied Warships

USS Bassett (APD 73)

High speed transport of the Charles Lawrence class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHigh speed transport
ClassCharles Lawrence 
PennantAPD 73 
Built byDravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down28 Nov 1943 
Launched15 Jan 1944 
Commissioned23 Feb 1945 
End service29 Apr 1946 

Laid down as the Buckley class destroyer escort USS Bassett (DE 672).
Redisignated APD 73 on 27 June 1944.
Decommissioned 29 April 1946.
Recommissioned on 7 december 1950.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 1 May 1967.
Transferred to Colombia on 6 September 1968 being renamed Almirante Tono.


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