Allied Warships

USS Gustafson (DE 182)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassCannon 
PennantDE 182 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down5 Jul 1943 
Launched3 Oct 1943 
Commissioned1 Nov 1943 
End service26 Jun 1946 
History

Decommissioned 26 June 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 20 December 1950.
Transferred to the Netherlands 23 October 1950 being renamed Van Ewijck.
Van Ewijck was returned to the U.S.N. 15 December 1967.
Sold in February 1968 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Gustafson (DE 182)

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CommanderFromTo
1Herman Rich, USN1 Nov 19432 Mar 1944
2Ambrose Ely Chambers, USNR2 Mar 194422 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Gustafson include:


16 Apr 1945
USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR), USS Micka (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Reid, USNR), USS Gustafson (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Chambers, USNR) and USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR).

18 Apr 1945
USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR), USS Micka (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Reid, USNR), USS Gustafson (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Chambers, USNR) and USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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