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USS Enright (DE 216 / APD 66)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - F - K - I

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Enright (DE 216) Building and Operational Data:
  • 22 February 1943: Keel laid at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, South Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 29 May 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Katherine L. Enright, mother of Ensign Enright
  • 21 September 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr A. Wildner, USN, in command
  • 21 January 1945: Reclassified APD 66, converted at the Boston Naval Shipyard
  • 21 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2.75 years of service
  • 31 March 1978: Struck from the NVR
  • 14 July 1967: Transferred to Ecuador, renamed 25 de Julio (E-12) (stricken, scrapped, 1989)
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    Enright 82k 29 May 1943: Philadelphia Navy Yard - Two views taken moments apart. The christening of six destroyer escorts in a dry-dock at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The three ships in the foreground are (from left): USS Enright (DE 216), USS Coolbaugh (DE 217) and USS Darby (DE 218). Those in the background are (from left), USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE 219), USS Francis M. Robinson (DE 220) and USS Solar (DE 221).
    (U.S. Navy Photo #NH 75610 from the Naval History and Heritage Command, Courtesy of James Russell, 1972)
    Bill Gonyo

    David Wright
    Enright 339k
    Enright 188k undated wartime image John Klar
    Somerville, N.J.

    Enright History
    View the USS Enright (DE 216) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Enright's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to the USS Enright Web Site
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 21 Sep. 1943 - 09 Mar. 1944Cmdr. Adolph Wildner, USN (Comm. CO) (Norfolk, Va.)
    2.) 09 Mar. 1944 - 15 Jun. 1944Lcdr. Ejnar Carl Hogland, USNR (Springfield, Ma.)
    3.) 15 Jun. 1944 - 21 Jul. 1944Lcdr. John Henry Church, Jr., USNR (Cape May, N.J.)
    4.) 21 Jul. 1944 - 03 Mar. 1945Lcdr. Addison Bayard Bradley, Jr., USNR (Winnetka, Ill.)
    5.) 03 Mar. 1945 - 15 Jan. 1946Lcdr. William Francis Folkes, Jr., USNR (Norfolk, Va.)
    6.) 15 Jan. 1946 - 21 Jun. 1946Lt.(jg) Marvin Earl Van Vleck, USN (Decomm. CO) (Rossville, Kan.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Enright's FINAL Reunion:
    17 - 20 September 2013 at Bird In Hand, Pa.
    Contact: Martin Green
    Phone: (954) 683-2345
    E-mail: USS Enright Web Site
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    Additional Resources

    USS Enright Web Site
    Navsource APD Pages, USS Enright (APD 66)
    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Enright
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