USS Swasey (DE-248)

USS Swasey (DE-248)

USS Swasey (DE-248) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort built for the U.S. Navy during World War II. She served in the Atlantic Ocean the Pacific Ocean and provided destroyer escort protection against submarine and air attack for Navy vessels and convoys.

She was named in honor of Charles Swasey who was wounded during an engagement with Confederate forces near Donaldsville, Louisiana, on 4 October 1862 and died the same day.

Swasey (DE-248) was laid down on 30 December 1942 by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Texas; launched on 18 March 1943; sponsored by Miss Catherine Stokes; and commissioned on 31 August 1943, Lt. H. M. Godsey, USNR, in command.

Read more about USS Swasey (DE-248):  World War II North Atlantic Operations, Sinking of Destroyer Escort Turner, Attacked By Luftwaffe Aircraft, Searching For Survivors At Sea, Sinking German Submarines U-1235 and U-880, Transfer To The Pacific Fleet, Post-War Deactivation and Decommissioning, Awards

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USS Swasey (DE-248) - Awards
... Swasey received one battle star for World War II. ...