Allied Warships

USS Carter (DE 112)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 112 
Built byDravo Corp. (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down19 Nov 1943 
Launched29 Feb 1944 
Commissioned3 May 1944 
End service10 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 10 April 1946. Transferred to China 14 December 1948 being renamed Tai Chao.
Tai Chao escaped with National Forces to Taiwan in 1949.
Tai Chao was stricken in December 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Carter (DE 112)

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1Lt.Cdr. Francis John Torrence Baker, USNR3 May 19443 Sep 1945
2John Dierks, USNR3 Sep 194523 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Carter include:

22 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-518 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 43°26'N, 38°23'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Carter and USS Neil A. Scott.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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