Allied Warships

USS Jack W. Wilke (DE 800)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 800 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered13 Nov 1942 
Laid down18 Oct 1943 
Launched18 Dec 1943 
Commissioned7 Mar 1944 
End service24 May 1960 
History

Decommissioned 24 May 1960.
Stricken 1 August 1972.
Sold 1 February 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Jack W. Wilke (DE 800)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Robert Dickson Lowther, USN7 Mar 194411 Dec 1944
2J. F. Maloney, USNR11 Dec 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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