Allied Warships

USS Dempsey (DE 26)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 26 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down1 Oct 1942 
Launched19 Feb 1943 
Commissioned24 Jul 1943 
End service22 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 22 November 1945.
Stricken 28 November 1945.
Sold 17 April 1947 and broken up.


Commands listed for USS Dempsey (DE 26)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Harry Allan Barnard, Jr., USN24 Jul 194313 Dec 1943
2Lt. Joseph Alban Weber, Jr., USNR13 Dec 194311 Feb 1945
3William C Harris, ,Jr., USNR11 Feb 194523 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Dempsey include:

11 Apr 1945
USS Atule (Cdr. J.H. Maurer, USN) arrived at Guam. She was escorted in by USS Dempsey.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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