Allied Warships

USS Spangenberg (DE 223)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 223 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down5 Apr 1943 
Launched3 Jul 1943 
Commissioned15 Mar 1944 
End service18 Oct 1947 

Decommissioned 18 October 1947.
Stricken 1 November 1965.
Sold 3 October 1966 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Spangenberg (DE 223)

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1Thomas Handasyde Perkins Whitney, USNR15 Apr 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Spangenberg include:

6 May 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with USS Alexander J. Luke (Lt.Cdr. L.M. Griffin, USNR) and USS Spangenberg (Lt.Cdr. T.H.P. Whitney, USNR). (1)

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin


  1. ADM 173/20128

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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