Allied Warships

USS Griswold (DE 7)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 7 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Nov 1942 
Launched9 Jan 1943 
Commissioned28 Apr 1943 
End service19 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 19 November 1945.
Stricken 5 December 1945.
Sold 2 December 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Griswold (DE 7)

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1T/Cdr. Charles Malaher Lyons, Jr., USN28 Apr 19431 Sep 1943
2Marion Chambliss Walley, USNR1 Sep 19437 Oct 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Logan Cresap, Jr., USNR7 Oct 194419 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Griswold include:

9 Aug 1944
During 9 and 10 August 1944, USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Canfield (Lt.Cdr. P.E. Cherry, USNR), USS Greiner (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Kiser, USN), USS Griswold (Lt.Cdr. M.C. Walley, USNR), USS Rall (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Taylor, USNR), USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. M. Ferrara, USN) and USS Grouper (Cdr. F.H. Wahlig, USN). These exercises included night exercises.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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