Allied Warships

USS Falgout (DE 324)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 324 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down24 May 1943 
Launched24 Jul 1943 
Commissioned15 Nov 1943 
End service 

Decommissioned 18 April 1947.
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and (re)commissioned by them as WDE-424 on 24 August 1951.
Returned to the U.S.N. and decommissioned 21 May 1954.
Reclassified as DER-324 on 28 October 1954.
Recommissioned 30 June 1955.
Decommissioned in October 1969.
Stricken 1 June 1975.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 12 January 1977.


Commands listed for USS Falgout (DE 324)

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1Henry A Meyer, USCG15 Nov 194322 Jul 1945
2Lcmdr Henry C Keene, Jr., USCG22 Jul 19458 May 1946

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Notable events involving Falgout include:

5 Dec 1943
USS Falgout picks up 11 survivors from the American tanker Touchet that was torpedoed and sunk on 3 December 1943 by German U-boat U-193 in the Gulf of Mexico in position 25°50'N, 86°30'W.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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