Allied Warships

USS Sellstrom (DE 255)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 255 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down16 Mar 1943 
Launched12 May 1943 
Commissioned12 Oct 1943 
End serviceJun 1960 

USS Sellstrom was manned by the U.S. Coastguard during the Second World War until decommissioned in April 1946.

Reclassified as DER-255 on 21 October 21 1955.
Recommissioned 1 October 1956.
Decommissioned in June 1960.
Stricken 1 November 1965.
Sold in 1966 and broken up for scrap in 1967.


Commands listed for USS Sellstrom (DE 255)

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1William L. Maloney, USCG12 Oct 19434 May 1944
2Lcmdr William L Morrison, USCG4 May 194410 Jul 1945
3C. J. Schmidt, USCGR10 Jul 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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