Allied Warships

USS Otterstetter (DE 244)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 244 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down9 Nov 1942 
Launched19 Jan 1943 
Commissioned6 Aug 1943 
End service20 Jun 1960 

Decommissioned 24 September 1946.
Reclassified as DER-244 on 1 October 1951.
Recommissioned 6 June 1952.
Decommissioned 20 June 1960.
Stricken 1 August 1974.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico 15 February 1976.


Commands listed for USS Otterstetter (DE 244)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. William Baxter Porter, USN6 Aug 194326 Dec 1943
2Leonard Edgar Whitmore, USNR26 Dec 194316 Dec 1945
3Lcmdr William Ollie Austin, Jr., USN16 Dec 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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