AYLMER (DE-72/K-463)

Named for Rear Admiral Matthew Aylmer, d. 1720 (Battle of Barfleur, 29 May 1652)

Type: TE
Builder: BHM
Laid down as USS HARMON
Keel laid 04/12/43
Launched 07/10/43
Commissioned 09/30/43
First CO: Lt Cdr A. D. P. Campbell, RN
Decommissioned at NYNY by RN 11/05/45
Returned to USN
Stricken 12/19/45
Sold 06/09/47, scrapped February 1948
Unit of 5th EG

Assisted in sinking two U-boats
Served at Normandy, patrolled in the Atlantic

From the research of Anne McCarthy,
with contributions by Pat Perrella and Pat Stephens, webmaster. March 2006

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