Allied Warships

USS Major (DE 796)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 796 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered13 Nov 1942 
Laid down16 Aug 1943 
Launched23 Oct 1943 
Commissioned12 Feb 1944 
End service13 Mar 1948 
History

Decommissioned 13 March 1948.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 27 November 1973 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Major (DE 796)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lcmdr Oscar William Goepner, USNR14 Feb 1944mid 1945
2A Knight, Jr., USNRmid 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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