The USS Petitt DE-253 leaves New York for convoy duty in
destroyer escort shipbuilding program during World War Two
resulted in 563 ships launched between 1942 and 1945. Most
saw duty as convoy escorts in the Atlantic. Some formed
into hunter/ killer teams with escort carriers to battle
Nazi U-boats, and still others were transferred to the Royal
Navy to help it patrol the Atlantic. In the Pacific the
destroyer escorts shepherded convoys, served on the radar
picket line at Okinawa, and hunted submarines. One ship,
the USS England, sank six Japanese submarines in one twelve
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