USS Acree DE 167

USS ACREE DE-167

Named for Lieutenant (jg) John White Acree, b. 23 April 1918, Lynchburg, VA; KIA 26 October 1942 leading a damage control party aboard ENTERPRISE (CV-6), Battle of Santa Cruz Islands

Type: DET
Builder: FED
Keel laid 11/30/42
Launched 05/09/43
Commissioned at NYNY 07/19/43
First CO: Lt Cdr William H. Siegmund
Decommissioned 04/01/46; five battle stars
Stricken 07/01/72
Sold 07/19/73, scrapped

Unit of CortDiv 11
Took part in invasion of Mariana Islands

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

Photo courtesy of the USN War College
 

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