Allied Warships

USS Calcaterra (DE 390)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 390 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down28 May 1943 
Launched16 Aug 1943 
Commissioned17 Nov 1943 
End service2 Jul 1973 

Decommissioned 1 May 1946.
Reclassified as DER-390 on 28 October 1954.
Recommissioned 12 September 1955.
Decommissioned and stricken 2 July 1973.
Sold 14 May 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Calcaterra (DE 390)

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1Henry Jacob Wuensch, USCGR17 Nov 194325 Mar 1944
2E. D. Howard, USCGR25 Mar 1944Oct 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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