Allied Warships

USS Ahrens (DE 575)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 575 
Built byBethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down5 Nov 1943 
Launched21 Dec 1943 
Commissioned12 Feb 1944 
End service24 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 24 June 1946.
Stricken 1 April 1965.
Sold 20 January 1967 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Ahrens (DE 575)

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1Morgan Hamilton Harris, USNR12 Feb 194430 Jun 1944
2William J Rogers, Jr., USNR30 Jun 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Ahrens include:

29 May 1944
German U-boat U-549 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic south-west of Madeira in position 31°13'N, 23°03'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Eugene E. Elmore and USS Ahrens.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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