USS Bronstein
DE 189 (Cannon Class)

Courtesey of: Wilman Fuentes
Courtesey of Wilman Fuentes

Builder:        Federal Shipbuilding - Newark, N.J.
Laid Down:      August 26, 1943
Launched:       November 14 1943
Commissioned:   December 13, 1943
Decommissioned: November 5, 1945
Stricken:       May 14 1952
Fate:           To Urugury May 3, 1952
                Renamed Artigas
                Stricken and broken up in 1988

We are seeking information on the USS Bronstein 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
USS Bronstein (DE-189) at speed


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