Allied Warships

USS Gantner (DE 60)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 60 
Built byBethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down31 Dec 1942 
Launched17 Apr 1943 
Commissioned23 Jul 1943 
End service2 Aug 1949 

Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified APD- 42 on 23 February 1945.
Decommissioned 2 August 1949.
Stricken 15 January 1966.
Transferred to Taiwan 22 February 1966 being renamed Wen Shan.
Wen Shan was stricken in 1991 and broken up for scrap in 1992.


Commands listed for USS Gantner (DE 60)

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1Barklie Mckee Henry, USNR23 Jul 1943Jan 1944
2Bavier Robert N., Jr., USNRJan 1944Dec 1944
3Fred L. Seely, USNRDec 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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