Allied Warships

USS Finnegan (DE 307)

Destroyer Escort of the Evarts class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 307 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down5 Jul 1943 
Launched22 Feb 1944 
Commissioned19 Aug 1944 
End service27 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 27 November 1945.
Stricken 19 December 1945.
Sold in June 1946 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Finnegan (DE 307)

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1Lt.Cdr. Norman Cutten Hoffman, USNR19 Aug 194427 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Finnegan include:

26 Feb 1945
The Japanese submarine I-370 (offsite link) was sunk off Iwo Jima in position 22°45'N, 141°27'E by the US destroyer escort USS Finnegan (Lt.Cdr. H. Huffman).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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