Allied Warships

USS Amesbury (DE 66)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 66 
Built byBethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down8 Mar 1943 
Launched5 Jun 1943 
Commissioned31 Aug 1943 
End service3 Jul 1946 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-46 on 23 February 1945.
Decommissioned 3 July 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1960.
Sunk as target, the wreck was sold for scrap on 24 October 1962.


Commands listed for USS Amesbury (DE 66)

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1T/Cdr. Allen Bond Adams, Jr., USN31 Aug 194310 May 1944
2Arthur Borden Wilbor, USNR10 May 1944Nov 1945

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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