SANDERS DE 40
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Evarts Class Destroyer Escort
- USS SANDERS DE-40
Commissioned October 1 1943 - Decommissioned December 12 1945
Stricken January 8 1946
Sold May 8 1947 for scrapping
Keel Laid September 7 1942 for Great Britain as BDE-40
Retained by U.S. Navy June 14 1943
Redesignated June 15 1943
Launched June 18 1943
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SANDERS earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/4 Battle stars) and the WWII Victory Medal during her Naval career.
NAMESAKE - Ensign Eugene Thomas Sanders, USN (March 15 1889 - December 7 1941)
Sanders enlisted in the Army on June 16 1917, he was discharged on February 13 1919. On September 18 1919, he enlisted in the Navy and subsequently served on USS BRANT AM-24 December 4 1932 to June 1 1934; on USS FINCH AM-9 August 30 1934 to January 28 1936; at the naval station at Olongapo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, January 29 1936 to April 3 1937; and on USS CANOPUS AS-9 April 6 1937 to March 10 1938.
On May 7 1940, Chief Boatswain Sanders reported to USS ARIZONA BB-39. Appointed Ensign on November 3 1941, he died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while serving on ARIZONA December 7 1941
Two ships of the U.S. Navy have been named SANDERS - USS Sanders DE 40 and USS SANDERS DE 273 (later HMS Grindall K.477).
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