French frigate Algérien
Port side view of Free French destroyer escort Algérien.
|Builder:||Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware|
|Laid down:||13 May 1943|
|Launched:||27 November 1943|
|Fate:||Transferred to France, 23 January 1944|
|Struck:||14 May 1952|
|Acquired:||23 January 1944|
|Acquired:||14 October 1946|
|Decommissioned:||Returned to US Navy May 1964|
|Renamed:||Oise, for Oise, August 1962|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping, November 1965|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Cannon-class destroyer escort|
|Beam:||36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)|
|Draft:||8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 × GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6,000 shp (4,474 kW), 2 screws|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
|Range:||10,800 nmi (20,000 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Complement:||15 officers and 201 enlisted|
Algérien was a Cannon-class destroyer escort originally named USS Cronin (DE-107) after Cornelius Cronin, a sailor who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. She was transferred to the Free French Naval Forces in 1944 and became part of the French Navy post-war. She was rated as a frigate in French service. She was renamed Oise in 1962 and scrapped in 1965.
World War II
Ownership of the vessel was transferred to France on 21 April 1952 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program. She was renamed Oise shortly before being transferred back to the US Navy.
- "ALGÉRIEN - destroyer d'escorte - Classe "CANNON (États Unis d'Amérique)"". Alamer.fr. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of Oise/Algérien/Cronin'' (DE-107) at NavSource Naval History
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