Allied Warships

USS Alger (DE 101)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 101 
Built byDravo Corp. (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down2 Jan 1943 
Launched8 Jul 1943 
Commissioned12 Nov 1943 
End service10 Mar 1945 

Decommissioned and transferred to Brasil 10 March 1945 being renamed Babitonga.
Babitonga was stricken and broken up for scrap in 1964.

Career notesTo Brazil as Babitonga

Commands listed for USS Alger (DE 101)

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1Lt.Cdr. Warren Franklin Porter, USN12 Nov 194314 Dec 1943
2Dion Beauchamp Poupeney, USNR14 Dec 19438 Aug 1944
3William James Barney, Jr., USNR8 Aug 194410 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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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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