USS Gandy (DE 764)
Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Tampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc. (Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||1 Mar 1943|
|Launched||12 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Feb 1944|
|End service||17 Jun 1946|
Decommissioned 17 June 1946.
Commands listed for USS Gandy (DE 764)
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|1||Lcmdr William A. Sessions, USNR||7 Feb 1944||6 Jan 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Frederick Heister Brooke, Jr., USNR||6 Jan 1945||6 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Gandy include:
16 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-550 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of New York, in position 40°09'N, 69°44'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer escorts USS Gandy, USS Joyce and USS Peterson.
Some two hours after the attack USS Joyce and USS Peterson together pick up 56 survivors from the American tanker Pan Pennsylvania that was the first and only ship sunk by U-550.
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