Allied Warships

USS Damon M. Cummings (DE 643)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 643 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down17 Oct 1943 
Launched18 Apr 1944 
Commissioned29 Jun 1944 
End service3 Feb 1947 

Decommissioned 3 February 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1972.
Sold 18 May 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Damon M. Cummings (DE 643)

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1Charles Rea Millett, USNR29 Jun 194426 Aug 1945
2Lcmdr William Clinton French, Jr., USNR26 Aug 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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