Allied Warships

USS Eichenberger (DE 202)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 202 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down15 Apr 1943 
Launched22 Jul 1943 
Commissioned17 Nov 1943 
End service16 May 1946 
History

Decommissioned 16 May 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 27 November 1973 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Eichenberger (DE 202)

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1Lt.Cdr. Ned Harrell, USN17 Nov 194316 May 1945

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Notable events involving Eichenberger include:


24 Apr 1945
USS Caiman (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Subic Bay together with USS Eichenberger (Lt.Cdr. N. Harrell, USN) and USS Hammerhead (Cdr. F.M. Smith, USN).

18 May 1945
After fuelling, ammunitioning and some mutations to the crew, USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN), departed Subic Bay to resume her 3rd war patrol. She was now ordered to patrol in the Java Sea. She was escorted out by USS Eichenberger (Lt.Cdr. N. Harrell, USN).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin


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