Allied Warships

USS Eugene E. Elmore (DE 686)

Destroyer Escort of the Rudderow class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassRudderow 
PennantDE 686 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down27 Nov 1943 
Launched23 Dec 1943 
Commissioned4 Feb 1944 
End service31 May 1946 
History

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Stricken 30 June 1968.
Sold in June 1969 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Eugene E. Elmore (DE 686)

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CommanderFromTo
1George Lissant Conkey, USN4 Feb 194428 Oct 1944
2Richard F Creath, USNR28 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving Eugene E. Elmore include:


29 May 1944
German U-boat U-549 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic south-west of Madeira in position 31°13'N, 23°03'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Eugene E. Elmore and USS Ahrens.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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