USS Vammen

California,USA

USS Vammen was a Buckley class destroyer escort laid down by Betlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in San Francisco August 1943. She was launched in May the following year, and commissioned in the Pacific Fleet where she participated in convoy operations and at Okinawa in 1945. She was taken out of service in 1947, but was re-activated after hostilities broke out in the Korea War in 1950. She served the rest of her career as a training ship before she was used as a target for Condor missiles testing outside San Clemente Island 4. February 1971. The wreck was found by technical divers in August 2010, and rest today standing on her keel with a listing towards starboard on a depth of 80 meters.


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USS Vammen
DE-644
306,0 x 36,9 x 10,6 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1422 displ ( std )
San Francisco ( US ) 1944
( US )


Picture: USS Vammen in the late 1940's
Courtesy of US Navy, Photo K45-294.03


Last updated: March 2021