Allied Warships

USS Stafford (DE 411)

Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassJohn C. Butler 
PennantDE 411 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down29 Nov 1943 
Launched11 Jan 1944 
Commissioned19 Apr 1944 
End service16 May 1946 

Decommissioned May 16 1946 and joined the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Stricken March 15 1972.
Sold June 13 1973 to National Metal and Steel Corporation of Terminal Island, California and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Stafford (DE 411)

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1Lt.Cdr. Volney Hamilton Craig, Jr., USNR19 Apr 194420 Jun 1945
2Dewitt McDougal Patterson, USN20 Jun 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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