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|377k||24 December 1944: off New York Harbor - Straub shown in camouflage Measure 32 Design 3D, as modified for Atlantic DE's.
(U.S. Navy Photo NARA II #80-G-298101, courtesy of Lee Johnson from the Ships of the U.S. Navy in Dazzle Camouflage Web Site)
DE Historical Museum
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|433k||DE 181, but it's not Straub. It's actually USS Whitehurst (DE 634) posing as the fictional "USS Haynes (DE 181)". This undated press photograph was taken by Culver Pictures of New York City, New York. It shows a semi-fictional "DE 181" as portrayed in the 1957 film The Enemy Below, starring Robert Mitchum and Curt Jürgens. Straub's wartime career was much like that of the fictional Haynes, hunting U-Boats off Brazil in real life, paralleling the story in the movie. Straub performed most of her duties in the Atlantic on escort assignments and U-Boat hunting until the surrender of Germany, followed by a short period in the Pacific Ocean until hostilities ended.||Bill Gonyo|
|79k||18 June 1974: the Dep't of Defense Bid List for the scrapping of ex-DE's 162, 180, 181, 1015, 1021, and 1022 (Levy, Trumpeter, Straub, Hammerberg, Courtney, and Lester).||Ed Zajkowski|
|View the USS Straub (DE 181) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Straub's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 25 Oct. 1943 - 08 Mar. 1944||Lcdr. James T. Kilbreth, Jr., USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 08 Mar. 1944 - 30 Jun. 1944||Cmdr. Cecil G. McKinney, USNR|
|3.) 30 Jun. 1944 - 14 May 1945||Lcdr. John E. Coie, Jr., USNR (Elden, Ia.)|
|4.) 14 May 1945 - 01 Jan. 1946||Lcdr. William P. Jones, USNR (St. Louis, Mo.)|
|5.) 01 Mar. 1946 - 01 Apr. 1946||Lt. John C. MacCarey, USNR|
|6.) 04 Apr. 1945 - 01 May 1946||Lt.(jg) Walter J. Bentley Jr., USNR|
|7.) 01 Jun. 1946 - 20 Jun. 1946||Lt.(jg) David S. Alcorn, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
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