Allied Warships

USS Neunzer (DE 150)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 150 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down29 Jan 1943 
Launched27 Apr 1943 
Commissioned27 Sep 1943 
End serviceJan 1947 

Decommissioned in January 1947.
Stricken 1 July 1972.
Sold 1 November 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Neunzer (DE 150)

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1John Everett Greenbacker, USN27 Sep 19432 May 1944
2Virgil Edward Gex, USNR2 May 1944

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Notable events involving Neunzer include:

24 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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