Allied Warships

USS England (DE 635)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 635 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down4 Apr 1943 
Launched26 Sep 1943 
Commissioned10 Dec 1943 
End service15 Oct 1945 
History

Destroyer Escort USS England became a champion in the Pacific naval conflict in World War Two. She attacked and destroyed 6 Japanese submarines in only a 12 day period in 1944. A total in such a short period never surpassed anywhere in anti-submarine warfare operations. Original reports about these actions can be found on our partner website uboatarchive.net: USS England sank 6 Japanese submarines between 19 and 31 May 1944

More details about the ship are available on the website http://de635.ussengland.org (offsite link).

Decommissioned 15 October 1945.
Stricken 1 November 1945.
Sold 26 November 1946 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS England (DE 635)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lcmdr Walton Barclay Pendleton, USN10 Dec 194330 Aug 1944
2John Alexander Williamson, USNR30 Aug 194415 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving England include:


19 May 1944
The Japanese submarine I-16 (offsite link) is sunk about 140nm north-east of Cape Alexander, Solomons, in position 05°10'S, 158°10'E, by Hedgehog depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS England (Lt.Cdr. Walton B. Pendelton, USN).

22 May 1944
The Japanese submarine RO-106 (offsite link) is sunk north of the Admiralty Islands, in position 01°40'N, 150°31'E, by Hedgehog depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS England (Lt.Cdr. Walton B. Pendelton, USN).

23 May 1944
The Japanese submarine RO-104 (offsite link) is sunk north of the Admiralty Islands, in position 01°20'N, 149°20'E, by Hedgehog depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS England (Lt.Cdr. Walton B. Pendelton, USN).

24 May 1944
The Japanese submarine RO-116 (offsite link) is sunk north of the Admiralty Islands, in position 00°53'N, 149°14'E, by Hedgehog depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS England (Lt.Cdr. Walton B. Pendelton, USN).

26 May 1944
The Japanese submarine RO-108 (offsite link) is sunk north of the Admiralty Islands, in position 00°32'S, 149°56'E, by Hedgehog depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS England (Lt.Cdr. Walton B. Pendelton, USN).

31 May 1944
The Japanese submarine RO-105 (offsite link) is sunk north of the Admiralty Islands, in position 00°47'N, 149°56'E, by Hedgehog depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS England (Lt.Cdr. Walton B. Pendelton, USN).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin


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