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USS Emery (DE-28)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Emery (DE-28)
Laid down: 29 October 1942
Launched: 17 April 1943 as HMS Eisner (BDE-28)
Commissioned: 14 August 1943 as USS Emery (DE-28)
Decommissioned: 15 November 1945
Struck: 28 November 1945
Fate: Sold for scrap on 27 July 1947
General characteristics
Class & type: Evarts class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,140 (standard), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283 ft 6 in (86.41 m) (waterline), 289 ft 5 in (88.21 m) (overall))
Beam: 35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)
Draft: 11 ft 0 in (3.35 m) (max)
  • 4 General Motors Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive
  • 6,000 shp
  • 2 screws
Speed: 19 kn (35 km/h)
Range: 4,150 nm
Complement: 15 officers, 183 enlisted
Armament: 3 × 3 in/50 cal Mk 22 dual purpose guns (1x3), 4 × 1.1 in/75 cal Mk 2 AA guns (1x4), 9 × Oerlikon 20 mm Mk 4 AA cannons, 1 × Hedgehog Projector Mk 10 (144 rounds), 8 × Mk 6 depth charge projectors, 2 × Mk 9 depth charge tracks

USS Emery (DE-28) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort constructed for the United States Navy during World War II. It was promptly sent off into the Pacific Ocean to protect convoys and other ships from Japanese submarines and fighter aircraft. By the end of the war, she had accumulated three battle stars.

She was launched on 17 April 1943 by Mare Island Navy Yard as BDE-28; reallocated to the United States; assigned the name Eisner on 14 June 1943; renamed Emery on 14 July 1943; and commissioned on 14 August 1943, Lieutenant Commander R. G. Coburn in command.

Service history

World War II

Emery cleared Pearl Harbor on 1 November 1943 for Funafuti and a month of local escort duty in preparation for the invasion of the Gilbert Islands, during which she screened vulnerable tankers fueling assault ships and their covering force of major combatants. She returned to Pearl Harbor on 16 December for training, and on 16 January 1944 put to sea to protect tankers again during the assault on the Marshall Islands, after which she escorted convoys between Majuro and Funafuti until 9 March.

From March–September, Emery sailed out of Port Purvis escorting combatants, auxiliaries, and merchantmen to Emirau, Green Island, Bougainville Island, and other southwest Pacific ports. She arrived at Manus Island on 27 September, and after screening a small convoy to the Russell Islands, proceeded to Peleliu for antisubmarine patrol and an escort voyage to Ulithi. She returned to Ulithi for brief overhaul in November, then swung back through the Marshall and Mariana Islands on convoy duty, arriving at Eniwetok on 4 March. This was her base through July 1945 as she carried out escort missions to Guam, Saipan, Ulithi, Iwo Jima, and Kwajalein. Thus, she guarded the movement of men and supplies essential to the seaborne advance on Japan.

On 5 July, she sailed for San Francisco, California, where she was decommissioned on 15 November 1945, and sold from scrap on 21 July 1947.


American Campaign Medal ribbon.svg American Campaign Medal
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with four service stars)
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory Medal


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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