AFFLECK (ex-DE-71) K-462

Named for Rear Admiral Edmund Affleck, 1732-1788
(American War of Independence, 1775-1783)

Type: TE
Builder: BHM
Laid down as USS OSWALD
Keel laid 04/05/43
Launched 06/30/43
Commissioned 09/29/43
First CO: Lt. K. Pilditch, RN
Torpedoed, CTL 12/26/44
Decommissioned, returned to USN
Stricken 09/17/45
Sold in GB 01/24/47

Unit of 1st EG
Assisted in sinking four U-boats
Served as mercantile hulk NOSTRA SENORA de la LUZ into 1970

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

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