USS Whitehurst (DE 634)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||21 Mar 1943|
|Launched||5 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1943|
|End service||1 Aug 1962|
Decommissioned 27 November 1946.
Commands listed for USS Whitehurst (DE 634)
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|1||James Robert Gray, USN||19 Nov 1943||1 Sep 1944|
|2||Jack Carter Horton, USNR||1 Sep 1944||5 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Whitehurst include:
This ship was used in the movie "The Enemy Below" and had the hull number painted on the bow as DE 181. (1)
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