USS Bronstein (DE 189)
Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||18 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||26 Aug 1943|
|Launched||14 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Dec 1943|
|End service||5 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 5 November 1945.
Commands listed for USS Bronstein (DE 189)
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|1||Lt. Sheldon Howard Kinney, USN||13 Dec 1943||26 Nov 1944|
|2||Lt. John H. Longley, USNR||26 Nov 1944||1 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Bronstein include:
1 Mar 1944
A depth charge attack carried out by the US destroyer escort USS Bronstein in the North Atlantic, in position 48°55'N, 26°10'W, was actually directed against a non-sub target and could not have been responsible for the destruction of the German U-boat U-603 as earlier thought.
1 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-441 was badly damaged north of the Azores, in position 49°10'N, 26°00'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Thomas, USS Bostwick and USS Bronstein. This attack was earlier credited with the destruction of U-709.
17 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-801 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands, in position 16°42'N, 30°28'W, by a Fido homing torpedo from 2 Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Block Island and depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer USS Corry and the US destroyer escort USS Bronstein.
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