Allied Warships

USS Forster (DE 334)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 334 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down31 Aug 1943 
Launched13 Nov 1943 
Commissioned25 Jan 1944 
End service 

Decommissioned 15 June 1946.
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and (re)commissioned by them as WDE-434 on 29 June 1951.
Returned to the U.S.N. and decommissioned 25 May 1954.
Reclassified as DER-331 on 21 October 1955.
Recommissioned 23 October 1956.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken at an unknown date.
Transferred to South Vietnam 25 September 1971 being renamed Tran Khanh Du.
Tran Khanh Du was captured while undergoing an overhaul after the fall of South Vietnam.


Commands listed for USS Forster (DE 334)

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1Cdr. Irving Edward Davis, USNR25 Jan 194427 May 1944
2Lt. James N. Clayton, USNR27 May 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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