Allied Warships

USS Eversole (i) (DE 404)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

Commissioning ceremony aboard USS Eversole.

Photograph with thanks to Jim Cobus, whose uncle Ted Campbell served aboard USS Eversole and survived the sinking.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 404 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down15 Sep 1943 
Launched3 Dec 1943 
Commissioned21 Mar 1944 
Lost28 Oct 1944 
Loss position10° 18'N, 127° 37'E

Sunk on 28 October in Leyte Gulf in position 10º18'N, 127º37'E after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-45 (offsite link).
80 died in the sinking and all of her 136 survivors which includes the Commanding officer Lt Cmdr George Elliott Marix; were wounded, they were rescued by USS Richard S. Bull.


Commands listed for USS Eversole (i) (DE 404)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. George Elliott Marix, USN21 Mar 194428 Oct 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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