Allied Warships

USS Riley (DE 579)

Destroyer Escort of the Rudderow class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 579 
Built byBethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down20 Oct 1943 
Launched29 Dec 1943 
Commissioned13 Mar 1944 
End service15 Jan 1947 

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 25 January 1974.
Transferred to Taiwan 10 July 1968 being renamed Tai Yuan.
Tai Yuan was stricken in 1996 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Riley (DE 579)

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1Donald H. Johnston, USNR13 Mar 1944Apr 1945
2Richard A. Evans, USNRApr 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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