USS Eisner (DE-192)
USS Eisner (DE-192), 16 January 1944
|Namesake:||Jacques Rodney Eisner|
|Builder:||Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Newark, New Jersey|
|Laid down:||23 September 1943|
|Launched:||12 December 1943|
|Commissioned:||1 January 1944|
|Decommissioned:||15 July 1946|
|Struck:||7 March 1951|
|1 battle star (World War II)|
|Fate:||Transferred to the Netherlands, 1 March 1951|
|Name:||HNMS De Zeeuw (F-810)|
|Acquired:||1 March 1951|
|Fate:||Returned to US Navy, 15 December 1967
Sold for scrapping, February 1968
|Class and type:||Cannon-class destroyer escort|
|Displacement:||1,240 long tons (1,260 t) standard
1,620 long tons (1,646 t) full
|Length:||306 ft (93 m) o/a
300 ft (91 m) w/l
|Beam:||36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)|
|Draft:||11 ft 8 in (3.56 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|
|Armament:||• 3 × single Mk.22 3"/50 caliber guns
• 1 × twin 40 mm Mk.1 AA gun
• 8 × 20 mm Mk.4 AA guns
• 3 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
• 1 × Hedgehog Mk.10 anti-submarine mortar (144 rounds)
• 8 × Mk.6 depth charge projectors
• 2 × Mk.9 depth charge tracks
USS Eisner (DE-192) was a Cannon-class destroyer escort built for the United States Navy during World War II. She served in the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and provided escort service against submarine and air attack for Navy vessels and convoys.
The ship was launched on 12 December 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, New Jersey; sponsored by Mrs. Lester Eisner, Jr., sister-in-law of Lieutenant (junior grade) Eisner; and commissioned on 1 January 1944, Lieutenant Commander D. McVickar, USNR, in command.
World War II North Atlantic operations
On 15 February 1944 Eisner became the flagship for Commander, Escort Division 55. After escorting a convoy to Galveston, Texas, and back to Norfolk, Virginia, Eisner was assigned to Task Force TF 63 for transatlantic escort duty. She made two voyages to the Mediterranean, then five to British and French ports, guarding the supply line indispensable to the advancing troops in Europe.
Transfer to Pacific Theatre operations
Eisner sailed from New York on 9 June 1945 for Eniwetok the day after European hostilities ended. She escorted convoys between Eniwetok and Ulithi, then screened Achernar (AKA-53) to Wake Island with forces to repossess the island. She continued patrol and escort duty out of Eniwetok until 15 December 1945, then sailed home.
She was placed out of commission in reserve at Mayport, Florida, on 5 July 1946. On 1 March 1951 she was transferred to the Netherlands under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program, and served as HNMS De Zeeuw (F-810). She was returned to the United States Navy on 15 December 1967, and then sold for scrapping in February 1968.
- Photo gallery of USS Eisner (DE-192) at NavSource Naval History