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|39k||Warren Leonard Engstrom, born 05 January 1921 in Superior, Wis., was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1942, which was graduated in December 1941. He reported for
duty in USS Northampton (CA 26) on 05 February 1942, and was killed in action 30 November 1942 when his ship was damaged in the Battle of Tassafaronga. Just prior to his
death he had been appointed lieutenant (junior grade).
USS Engstrom (DE 50) (1943-1945) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy thanks to Nell Horn)
|406k||02 July 1943: the Delaware River - Engstrom photographed off the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
(U.S. Navy photos #CP-DE-50 19-N-47400 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of Chris Wright)
|100k||Inboard view of Engstrom showing detail aft of bridge. Note the 3" training loader forward of the funnel.
[U.S. National Archives, from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey", by Peter Elliott]
Bosnia - Hercegovina
|91k||27 February 1945: Bow on view of Engstrom off Mare Island.
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-50-1506-45)
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|115k||27 February 1945: Broadside view of Engstrom. She was under overhaul at Mare Island from 19 January until 27 February 1945.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-50-1508-45)
|96k||27 February 1945: Stern view of Engstrom off Mare Island.|
(U.S. Navy Photo #DE-50-1507-45)
|161k||27 February 1945: San Francisco Bay - The destroyer escort USS Engstrom (DE 50), underway in San Francisco Bay.
Photographed by the Mare Island Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo #19-N79872 from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.)
England, United Kingdom
|192k||03 March 1945: Mare Island Naval Shipyard||Pieter Bakels|
Wehl, The Netherlands
|151k||Two Undated Wartime Views||Ed Zajkowski|
|View the USS Engstrom (DE 50) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.|
|View the official War History of USS Engstrom as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Engstrom's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 21 Jun. 1943 - 01 Jan. 1944||Lcdr. Donald Albert Nienstedt, USNR (Comm. CO) (prior enl. / USNA '34) (Los Angeles, Cal.)|
|2.) 01 Jan. 1944 - 01 Feb. 1945||Lcdr. James Vandozee Brown, USNR (Williamsport, Pa.)|
|3.) 01 Feb. 1945 - 01 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. Donald W. McCoy, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
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