USS Lester
DE 1022 (Dealey class)

 Courtesy of Navsource
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Builder:         Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City Mich
Laid Down:  	 September 2, 1954
Launched:        January 5, 1956
Commissioned:  	 June 14, 1957
Decommissioned:  ?
Fate:            Stricken 12/14/73; 
                 Sold (07/74) & scrapped

We are seeking information on the USS Lester and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

The E-mail:

Subject: USS Lester DE 1022
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004
From: Stephen Taylor

Photo of me while serving aboard the Lester DE-1022 on starboard lookout while preparing to highline.

Stephen Taylor
SK3 1966-1968

    Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004


    One more photo for you to post.If you ever in the future want more photos, let me know as I also have some showing the Lester in sea excercises.

    This is a photo of me Stephen Taylor SK3 the very far right side and my shipmates whose names I cannot remember anymore except that I think that the person on the far left hand side name is Serna.This photo was taken in Tromso, Norway.If any of you guys see this photo please e-mail me at

Subject: USS Lester DE 1022
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004
From: Leslie Levins


I am a plank owner of the USS Lester DE1022, Feb 57- May 59 Just throught you would like this pic. I scaned it off one of my 35mm slides . I have many .150-200. of that era.

I have put them on a cd and working on the 2nd one. It will include picture of any time frame anyone sends me. so I am putting out a request for pictures.

If you would like one I would be glad to mail you one.

Leslie Levins

 Leslie Levins
Leslie Levins (USS Lester, Feb '57 - May '59)

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