Allied Warships

USS Tatum (DE 789)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 789 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered13 Nov 1942 
Laid down22 Apr 1943 
Launched7 Aug 1943 
Commissioned22 Nov 1943 
End service 

Converted to High Speed Transport an reclassified as APD-81 on 15 December 1944.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 1 June 1960.
Sold 8 May 1961 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Tatum (DE 789)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. William Cotesworth Pinchney Bellinger, USN22 Nov 19433 Feb 1945
2W.M.C. Howes, USNR3 Feb 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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