USS Baron
DE 166 (Cannon Class)

courtesey of Wilman Fuentes

Builder:         Federal Shipbuilding - Newark, N.J.
Laid Down:       May 9, 1943
Launched:        October 17, 1943
Commissioned:    July 5, 1943
Decommissioned:  April 26 1946
Stricken:        May 14, 1952
Fate:            To Uruguay May 3, 1952
                 Stricken and scrapped in 1990.

We are seeking information on the USS Baron and her crews. Files and photos may be emailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled we will then build the ship her own section.


The E-mail:

Subject: USS Bronstein & USS Baron
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001
From: Wilman Fuentes

Hi Mr. Mark,

Mi name is Wilman Fuentes, and let me tell you a little story:

In 1952, the US Navy soled 2 destroyer escort, Cannon Class to Uruguay (My Country), these Destroyer were the USS 189 Bronstein and the USS 166 Baron, the Bronstein had a very important record of battle in the north atlantic and the Baron had not a important record but operated in the Pacific.

Iīm making a historical compilation about these destroyer since 1941 until 1988. I could see that in your page you donīt have any picture about them. I have many picture and if you want I can send you some. If you could aggregate the picture in the page with my e-mail adress, maybe, some of the ex member crew see the picture and could contact me.

I have the Bronstein, Baron, Breeman, Jacob Jones and Dealey pictures. I hope that you will receive this e-mail and contact me.

Thank you very much,

Wilman Fuentes.

courtesey of Wilman Fuentes


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