Stuff You Should Know
USS Frederick C. Davis was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on November 9, 1942 and launched on January 24, the following year. It was commissioned on July 14, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. O. W. Goepner’s command, with the hull number DE-136 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was sunk by U-546 on April 24, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people onboard and had the main missions in Anzio, Corsica, southern France or New York. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Frederick C. Davis received 4 battle stars and many awards.