Allied Warships

USS Finch (DE 328)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 328 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down29 Jun 1943 
Launched28 Aug 1943 
Commissioned13 Dec 1943 
End service1 Oct 1973 

Decommissioned 4 October 1946.
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and (re)commissioned by them as WDE-428 on 21 August 1951.
Returned to the U.S.N. and decommissioned 23 April 1954.
Reclassified as DER-328 on 21 October 1955.
Recommissioned 17 September 1956.
Decommissioned 1 October 1973.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Sold 16 August 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Finch (DE 328)

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1Albert Henry Nienau, USNR13 Dec 194328 Apr 1944
2Clement D. LeHardy, USNR28 Apr 194418 Nov 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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