Allied Warships

USS Holder (DE 401)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 401 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down6 Oct 1943 
Launched27 Nov 1943 
Commissioned18 Jan 1944 
Lost11 Apr 1944 

USS Holder (Lt.Cdr. Winthrop P. Buck, USNR) was irreparably damaged by German torpedo aircraft about 35 nautical miles north-east of Algiers, Algeria in position 37º03'N, 03º58'E. 17 of the crew were killed and 12 wounded
Stricken 23 September 1944.
Parts used to repair USS Menges (DE 320).
Hulk sold on 20 June 1947 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Holder (DE 401)

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1Lt.Cdr. George Cook, USNR18 Jan 194424 Mar 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Winthrop Porter Buck, USNR24 Mar 194411 Apr 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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