USS AHRENS DE-575

Named for Marine Private First Class Edward Henry Ahrens, b. 4 November 1919, Dayton, KY; KIA: wounded 08/07/42, Guadalcanal, d. 8 August 1942; posthumous Navy Cross and 1st Marines PUC

Type: TE
Builder: BHM
Keel laid 11/05/43
Launched 12/21/43
Commissioned 02/12/44
First CO: Cdr Morgan H. Hains
Decommissioned 06/24/46; two battle stars
Stricken 04/01/65
Sold 01/20/67, scrapped June 1967

Unit of CortDiv 60
Operated with BLOCK ISLAND (CVE-21)

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

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