Allied Warships

USS Roy O. Hale (DE 336)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 336 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down13 Sep 1943 
Launched20 Nov 1943 
Commissioned3 Feb 1944 
End service15 Jul 1963 

Decommissioned 11 July 1946.
Reclassified as DER-336 on 21 October 1955.
Recommissioned 29 January 1957.
Decommissioned 15 July 1963.
Stricken 1 August 1974.
Sold 12 March 1975 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Roy O. Hale (DE 336)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Wurts Bowie, USNR3 Feb 194422 Aug 1944
2Homer Coleman Pogue, Jr., USNR22 Aug 1944

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Notable events involving Roy O. Hale include:

30 Apr 1945
USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Roy O. Hale (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Pogue, Jr., USNR) and USS Martin H. Ray (Lt.Cdr. H.V. Tucker, Jr., USNR).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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