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|334k||05 June 1943: Hingham, Mass. - Sponsor party of USS Amesbury (DE 66), launched at Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard Incorporated, Hingham, Massachusetts,
05 June 1943. The Ship’s Sponsor, Mrs. Stanton M. Amesbury is shown third from left.
(National Archives Photo #80-G-72559
|89k||05 June 1943: Hingham, Mass. - Having just been christened and launched, USS Amesbury (DE 66) begins her slide into the water for the first time.|
|476k||05 June 1943: Hingham, Mass. - Just christened, USS Amesbury slides into the waters of Hewitt's Cove for the first time ever.|
|83k||06 July 1943: Hingham, Mass. - Amesbury (DE 66) fitting out at her builder's yard, while an unidentified sister ship fits out at right.
(Photo from the U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # 19-N-85626 as printed in "The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships")
England, United Kingdom
|100k||15 July 1943: Hingham, Mass. - USS Amesbury (DE 66) and USS Lee Fox (DE 65)
in the background during the handing over and commissioning ceremony for HMS Calder.|
(Photo from the private collection of Electrical Artificer Ron Ayres as printed in "The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War" by Donald Collingwood)
|View the USS Amesbury (DE 66 / APD 46) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Amesbury as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Amesbury's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 31 Aug. 1943 - 10 May 1944||Lcdr. Allen Bond Adams Jr. (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 10 May 1944 - .. Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Arthur Banks Wilbor, USNR|
|3.) .. Nov. 1945 - 01 Feb. 1946||Lcdr. Mark Martin Gantar|
|4.) 01 Feb. 1946 - 02 Apr. 1946||Lt.(jg) Jay Arthur Silverstein, USNR|
|5.) 02 Apr. 1946 - .. May 1946||Lt.(jg) George Mason Ivey Jr., USNR|
|6.) .. May 1946 - 03 Jul. 1946||Lt. Clair Whitman Heaton, USNR (Decomm.)|
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