Allied Warships

USS Lowe (DE 325)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 325 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down24 May 1943 
Launched28 Jul 1943 
Commissioned22 Nov 1943 
End service 

Decommissioned 1 May 1946.
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and (re)commissioned as WDE-425 on 20 July 1951.
Returned to the U.S.N. and decommissioned 1 June 1954.
Reclassified as DER-324 on 28 October 1954.
Recommissioned in 1955.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 23 September 1968.
Sold 3 September 1969 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Lowe (DE 325)

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1Cdr. Reginald H. French, USCG22 Nov 194322 May 1944
2Lcmdr James Albert Alger, Jr., USCG22 May 194414 Oct 1944
3Herbert Feldman, USCG14 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving Lowe include:

18 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-866 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of Boston, in position 43°18'N, 61°08'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Lowe, USS Menges, USS Pride and USS Mosley.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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