Ocean Escort

Ocean Escort was a type of United States Navy warship.

Ocean Escorts were an evolution of the World War II destroyer escort types. They were intended as convoy escorts and were designed for mobilization production in wartime or low-cost mass production in peacetime.

Their hull classification symbol was DE, a carryover from WWII era when the vessels were classified as Destroyer Escorts. DEs were ASW vessels; DEGs were AAW vessels with the short-range Tartar guided missile.

The Ocean Escort type corresponded to other nations' frigates (convoy escorts).

The 1975 ship reclassification changed the Ocean Escorts (DE/DEG) to Frigates (FF/FFG) to be in line with other nations' classifications.

The US Navy intends to replace all existing frigates with the littoral combat ship.

Other articles related to "escort, ocean escort":

USCGC Ossipee (WPR-50) - World War One - Gibraltar Convoy Duty - Danger Zone Escort
... On 3 September she joined her first convoy as a "Danger Zone Escort." This duty generally lasted several days ... On outbound convoys, the Danger Zone Escort would escort the convoy to a meeting with the "Ocean Escort" at sea ... The Danger Zone Escort would return to base while the convoy proceeded to its destination under the protection of only one warship, the Ocean Escort ...
USCGC Ossipee (WPR-50) - World War One - Gibraltar Convoy Duty - Ocean Escort
... On 30 October the cutter again left Gibraltar, this time as the Ocean Escort for a convoy bound to England ... been associated, but the first for which she was the Ocean Escort ... On the 13th Ossipee left for Gibraltar with another convoy acting as the Ocean Escort, and arrived at her destination on the 27th ...
List Of Hull Classifications - D
... D Destroyer (pre-1920) DD Destroyer DDE Escort destroyer (category abolished 1962) DDG Guided missile destroyer DDK Hunter-Killer Destroyer (category merged into DDE, 4 March 1950) DDR Radar Picket Destroyer (reti ...
USS Blakely (FF-1072) - Operational History
... Between 4 and 11 August, the ocean escort made a round-trip voyage to the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range for missile and gunfire qualification ... On 1 December 1972, the ocean escort got underway from Charleston bound for the western Pacific ... On 14 June, the ocean escort stood out of Charleston on her way to the Mediterranean ...

Famous quotes containing the words escort and/or ocean:

    When you escort someone, escort him all the way to his destination; if you help someone, help him thoroughly.
    Chinese proverb.

    Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
    Clean from my hand? No. This my hand will rather
    The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
    Making the green one red.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)