Allied Warships

USS Cross (DE 448)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 448 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down19 Mar 1944 
Launched4 Jul 1944 
Commissioned8 Jan 1945 
End service2 Jan 1958 

Decommissioned 14 June 1946.
Recommissioned 6 June 1951.
Decommissioned 2 January 1958.
Stricken 1 July 1966.
Sold 5 March 1968 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Cross (DE 448)

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1Herbert Lucian Minshall, Jr., USNR8 Jan 19451 Dec 1945
2Oscar David Macmillan, USN1 Dec 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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