USS Alger (DE 101)
Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Dravo Corp. (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||2 Jan 1943|
|Launched||8 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||12 Nov 1943|
|End service||10 Mar 1945|
Decommissioned and transferred to Brasil 10 March 1945 being renamed Babitonga.
|Career notes||To Brazil as Babitonga|
Commands listed for USS Alger (DE 101)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Warren Franklin Porter, USN||12 Nov 1943||14 Dec 1943|
|2||Dion Beauchamp Poupeney, USNR||14 Dec 1943||8 Aug 1944|
|3||William James Barney, Jr., USNR||8 Aug 1944||10 Mar 1945|
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Notable events involving Alger include:
14 May 1944
USS Alger picks up 10 survivors from the British merchant Janeta that was torpedoed and sunk on 1 May 1944 by German U-boat U-181 about 900 miles south by west of Ascension Island in position 18°14'S, 20°00'W.
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