Allied Warships

USS Baron (DE 166)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 166 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered18 Jan 1942 
Laid down30 Nov 1942 
Launched9 May 1943 
Commissioned5 Jul 1943 
End service26 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned 26 April 1946.
Stricken by the U.S.N. 14 May 1952.
Transferred to Uruguay 3 May 1952 being renamed Uruguay.
Uruguay was stricken and scrapped in 1990.


Commands listed for USS Baron (DE 166)

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1Lt.Cdr. Donald McVickar, USNR5 Jul 194326 Oct 1943
2John Wesley Stewart, USNR26 Oct 194318 Aug 1944
3Lt. Wagner M. Dickerson, USNR18 Aug 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Baron include:

1 Dec 1944
USS Blueback (Cdr. M.K. Clementson, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Baron (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Dickerson, USNR). Due to a defect the exercises had to be broken off and Blueback returned to Pearl Harbour for repairs.

20 Apr 1945
USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Guam together with USS Baron (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Dickerson, USNR), USS Greenlet (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hodgson, Jr., USN) and USS Raby (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Slade, USNR).

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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