Allied Warships

USS Herbert C. Jones (DE 137)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 137 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down30 Nov 1942 
Launched19 Jan 1943 
Commissioned21 Jul 1943 
End service2 May 1947 

Decommissioned 2 May 1947.
Stricken 1 July 1972.
Sold 19 July 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Herbert C. Jones (DE 137)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Alfred Wiltz Gardes, Jr., USN21 Jul 19437 Dec 1943
2Rufus A. Soule, 3rd, USNR7 Dec 19438 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Herbert C. Jones include:

16 Oct 1943
While leaving Algiers harbour HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) her steering motor failed and she collided with the US destroyer escort USS Herbert C. Jones (Lt.Cdr. A.W. Gardes, Jr., USN).

HMS Universal's bow was badly bent and she required about two weeks of repair. (1)

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


  1. ADM 173/18355

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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