USS Wagner (DE 539)
Destroyer Escort of the John C. Butler class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||John C. Butler|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||8 Nov 1943|
|Launched||27 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||22 Nov 1955|
Named after William Daniel Wagner, born on 16 May 1924 at Cincinnati, Ohio-enlisted in the Naval Reserve on 7 February 1942 and attended the Navy Armed Guard School at Little Creek, Va. Attached to the Steel Navigator armed guard crew, Seaman 2d Class Wagner was killed in action when his ship was torpedoed on 19 October 1942.
She was suspended before completion on 17 February 1947, Designated DER 539 in 1955. Stricken on 1 Nov, 1974 and sold for scrap on 12 Sept, 1977.
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