Allied Warships

USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE 587)

Destroyer Escort of the Rudderow class

A postwar photograph showing Thomas F. Nickel

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 587 
Built byBethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down15 Dec 1943 
Launched22 Jan 1944 
Commissioned9 Jun 1944 
End service22 Feb 1958 

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Recommissioned 22 September 1950.
Decommissioned 22 February 1958.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 6 September 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE 587)

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1Lt.Cdr Claude Singley Farmer, USNR9 Jun 1944???

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Destroyers of World War Two

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