Allied Warships

USS Haverfield (DE 393)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 393 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down1 Jul 1943 
Launched30 Aug 1943 
Commissioned29 Nov 1943 
End service2 Jun 1969 

Decommissioned 30 June 1947.
Reclassified as DER-393 on 2 September 1954.
Recommissioned 4 January 1955.
Decommissioned and stricken 2 June 1969.
Sold 15 December 1971 to be broke up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Haverfield (DE 393)

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1Jerry A. Mathews, Jr., USNR29 Nov 194315 Apr 1945
2Lt Raymond Wilson Dudley, USNR15 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Haverfield include:

13 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-575 was sunk in the north Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 46°18'N, 27°34'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Prince Rupert, the US destroyer USS Hobson the US destroyer escort USS Haverfield and by depth charges from a British Wellington and Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 172/B and 206/R and 220/J) and Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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