Allied Warships

USS Waterman (DE 740)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 740 
Built byWestern Pipe & Steel Co. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Nov 1942 
Laid down24 Feb 1943 
Launched20 Jun 1943 
Commissioned30 Nov 1943 
End service31 May 1946 

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 18 April 1952.
Transferred to Peru 21 February 1952 being renamed Aguirre.
Aguirre was sunk as target in 1974.


Commands listed for USS Waterman (DE 740)

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1Lcmdr Walton Beardslee Hinds, USNR30 Nov 194325 Jul 1944
2John H. Stahle, USNR25 Jul 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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