Allied Warships

USS Wilhoite (DE 397)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 397 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down4 Aug 1943 
Launched5 Oct 1943 
Commissioned16 Dec 1943 
End service2 Jul 1969 

Decommissioned 19 June 1946.
Reclassified as DER-397 on 2 September 1954.
Recommissioned 29 January 1955.
Decommissioned and stricken 2 July 1969.
Sold 19 July 1972 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Wilhoite (DE 397)

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1Lt. Eli Baer Roth, USN16 Dec 194315 Dec 1944
2Robert Warren Whalen, USNR15 Dec 19448 Feb 1945
3Lt Raymond Wilson Dudley, USNR8 Feb 19457 Mar 1945
4Robertson C. Moore, USNR7 Mar 19456 Dec 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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