Allied Warships

USS Leland E. Thomas (DE 420)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 420 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down21 Jan 1944 
Launched28 Feb 1944 
Commissioned19 Jun 1944 
End service3 May 1946 

Decommissioned 3 May 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 11 September 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Leland E. Thomas (DE 420)

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1Lcmdr Leslie Edward Rosenberg, USNR19 Jun 19441 Aug 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Bernard Joseph Dunn, USNR1 Aug 1944

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Destroyers of World War Two

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