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This is a list of destroyer escorts of the United States Navy, listed both by hull number and by name. It includes the hull classification symbols DE (both Destroyer Escort and Ocean Escort), DEG, and DER.

The Lend-lease Act was passed into law in the USA in March 1941 enabling the United Kingdom to procure merchant ships, warships and munitions etc from the USA, in order to help with the war effort. This enabled the UK to commission the USA to design, build and supply an escort vessel that was suitable for anti submarine warfare in deep open ocean situations, which they did in June 1941. Captain E.L. Cochrane of the American Bureau of Shipping came up with a design which was known as the British Destroyer Escort (BDE). The BDE designation was retained by the first six Destroyer Escorts transferred to the United Kingdom ( BDE 1, 2, 3, 4, 12 and 46); of the initial order of 50 these were the only ones the Royal Navy received, the rest being reclassified as Destroyer Escort (DE) on January 25, 1943 and taken over by the United States Navy.[1]

In 1975, ships that were classified DE or DEG were reclassified as FF or FFG (frigates). This affected hull numbers DE-1037 and higher as well as all DEGs.

See List of frigates of the United States Navy

Evarts DE-5
Class Name Design Type [2] Lead Ship Commissioned # Ships Ordered [3] # Ships Completed as US DEs
Evarts GMT USS Evarts (DE-5) April 15, 1943 105   65
Buckley TE USS Buckley (DE-51) April 30, 1943 154   65
Cannon DET USS Cannon (DE-99) Sept. 26, 1943 116   58
Edsall FMR USS Edsall (DE-129) April 10, 1943   85   85
Rudderow TEV USS Rudderow (DE-224) May 15, 1944 252   21
John C. Butler WGT USS John C. Butler (DE-339) March 31 1944 293   83
Dealey SCB 72 USS Dealey (DE-1006) June 3, 1954   13   13
Claud Jones SCB 131 USS Claud Jones (DE-1033) Feb. 10, 1959     4     4


Destroyer Escorts

By hull number

By name

Guided Missile Destroyer Escort

Radar Picket Destroyer Escort

See also


  1. ^ The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts by Bruce Hampton Franklin, published by Chatham Publishing (1999), ISBN 086176118X page 7
  2. ^ U.S. Destroyers, an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman, ISBN 1557504423 Chapter 7
  3. ^ Allied Escort Ships of World War II by Peter Elliott, ISBN 0356084019 page 453

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