Allied Warships

USS Bright (DE 747)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassCannon 
PennantDE 747 
Built byWestern Pipe & Steel Co. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Nov 1942 
Laid down9 Jun 1943 
Launched26 Sep 1943 
Commissioned30 Jun 1944 
End service19 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 19 April 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 20 December 1950.
Transferred to France 11 November 1950 being renamed Touareg.
Touareg was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1958.

 

Commands listed for USS Bright (DE 747)

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1William Alva McMahan, USNR30 Jun 1944

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Notable events involving Bright include:


1 Nov 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Bright (Lt.Cdr. W.A. McMahan, USNR), USS Snyder (Lt.Cdr. E. Moore, USNR) and USS Spikefish (Cdr. N.J. Nicholas, USN).

2 Nov 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Bright (Lt.Cdr. W.A. McMahan, USNR).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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