Allied Warships

USS Peterson (DE 152)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 152 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down28 Feb 1943 
Launched15 May 1943 
Commissioned29 Sep 1943 
End service 

Decommissioned 1 May 1946.
Recommissioned 2 May 1952.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 1 August 1973.
Sold 24 June 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Peterson (DE 152)

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1Richard Foster Rea, USCG29 Sep 194314 Apr 1944
2Sidney M Hay, USCG14 Apr 19441 May 1946

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Notable events involving Peterson include:

16 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-550 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of New York, in position 40°09'N, 69°44'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyer escorts USS Gandy, USS Joyce and USS Peterson.

Some two hours after the attack USS Joyce and USS Peterson together pick up 56 survivors from the American tanker Pan Pennsylvania that was the first and only ship sunk by U-550.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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