Allied Warships

USS Kirkpatrick (DE 318)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 318 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down15 Mar 1943 
Launched5 Jun 1943 
Commissioned23 Oct 1943 
End service24 Jun 1960 

Decommissioned 1 May 1946.
Reclassified as DER-318 on 1 October 1951.
Recommissioned 23 February 1952.
Decommissioned 24 June 1960.
Stricken 1 August 1974.
Sold 12 March 1975 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Kirkpatrick (DE 318)

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1Victor Edward Bakanas, USCG23 Oct 1943Aug 1945
2J. J. Atwater, Jr., USCGRAug 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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