Allied Warships

USS Vammen (DE 644)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 644 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down1 Aug 1943 
Launched21 May 1944 
Commissioned27 Jul 1944 
End service 

Decommissioned 3 February 1947.
Recommissioned 12 February 1952.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken July 12 1969.
Sunk as a target 18 February 1971.


Commands listed for USS Vammen (DE 644)

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1Lcmdr Lyman Malcolm King, Jr., USNR27 Jul 1944Apr 1945
2G. Washburn, USNRApr 1945

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Notable events involving Vammen include:

6 Nov 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Tills (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Brooks, USNR) and USS Vammen (Lt.Cdr. L.M. King, Jr., USNR), USS Spikefish (Cdr. N.J. Nicholas, USN) and USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett, USN).

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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