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|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)
Navsource Archive Manager
|188k||undated wartime image||John Klar|
17 April 1944: Brooklyn, N.Y. - The second trip across in March 1944 was very similar to the first, but the USS Enright's third trip home from Londonderry, she suffered her first tragedy.
On 16 April 1944, she was ordered out from the anti-submarine screen to intercept an unidentified ship and divert it from the convoy. A thick fog reduced visibility to about 500 yards.
At 0906 Enright collided with a Portuguese freighter, S. Thome (English translation "Saint Thomas"). After the collision, USS Burke (DE-215) and USS Weber (DE-675) came to the aid
of Enright. Only slight damage was sustained by the freighter, but Enright was crippled with a 9 degree list to port, a 65-foot hole in her port quarter, with all living compartments flooded.
As a result of the collision, a crew member of Enright, Carl Augustus Mims, SF3/c USN, was lost at sea. The USS Enright limped into New York
and entered the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 17 April 1944. It required thirty days of Navy Yard availability to get her repaired and ready for sea again.
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|View the USS Enright (DE 216 / APD 66) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Enright as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Enright's Commanding Officers
Thanks to the USS Enright Web Site
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 21 Sep. 1943 - 09 Mar. 1944||Cmdr. Adolph Wildner, USN (Comm. CO) (USNA '32) (Seneca Falls, N.Y.)|
|2.) 09 Mar. 1944 - 15 Jun. 1944||Lcdr. Ejnar Carl Hogland, USNR (Springfield, Ma.)|
|3.) 15 Jun. 1944 - 21 Jul. 1944||Lcdr. John Henry Church Jr., USNR (Cape May, N.J.)|
|4.) 21 Jul. 1944 - 03 Mar. 1945||Lcdr. Addison Bayard Bradley Jr., USNR (Winnetka, Ill.)|
|5.) 03 Mar. 1945 - 15 Jan. 1946||Lcdr. William Francis Folkes Jr., USNR (Norfolk, Va.)|
|6.) 15 Jan. 1946 - 21 Jun. 1946||Lt.(jg) Marvin Earl Van Vleck, USN (Decomm. CO) (Rossville, Kan.)|
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