Suggested Readings, Destinations and videos


"A Measureless Peril" by Richard Snow

"Shepherds of the Sea" by Robert F. Cross

"Tempest, Fire and Foe" by Lewis M. Andrews Jr.

"Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe



East Coast Memorial, Battery Park, New York. The World War II East Coast Memorial is located in Battery Park, New York City. This memorial commemorates those sailors, soldiers, marines, coast guardsmen, merchant marines and airmen who met their deaths in the service of their country in the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. Its axis is oriented on the Statue of Liberty. On each side of the axis are four gray granite pylons upon which are inscribed the name, rank, organization and state state of each of 4,611 missing in the waters of the Atlantic.

Destroyer Escort Historical Museum. Located in Albany, New York. During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the North Atlantic protecting conveys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and kamikaze air attacks. Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS Slater.

Seawolf Park. Located in Galveston Texas. The Seawolf Park is home to tourist attractions, including the WWII submarine the USS Cavalla and one of only three destroyer escorts in the world, the USS Stewart. The USS Stewart is the same DE class as the USS Frederick C. Davis.

You can go on a virtual tour of the USS Stewart by clinking on the video below:



Youtube video by Mark Felton. USS Frederick Davis is mentioned at the 13:45 mark

Depiction of life on a Destroyer Escort