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CountryUnited States
Ship ClassEvarts-class Destroyer Escort
BuilderMare Island Navy Yard
Laid Down28 Feb 1942
Launched29 Aug 1942
Commissioned6 Jan 1943
Decommissioned14 Dec 1945
Displacement1,140 tons standard; 1,430 tons full
Length289 feet
Beam35 feet
Draft12 feet
Machinery4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive with two screws
Power Output6,000 shaft horsepower
Speed21 knots
Range4,150nm at 12 knots


ww2dbaseOriginally intended for as a lend-lease ship to Britain, this destroyer escort was first known as HMS Berry. In Jan 1943 she was recommissioned as a United States Navy ship by the name of Doherty. Her first mission was to escort convoys between Alaska, Pearl Harbor, and the west coast of the United States, occasionally picking up the extra duty as plane guards for Army bombers. On 28 Sep 1944 she returned to San Francisco for refitting as a training vessel in submarine exercises, a role she carried on beyond the end of WW2. After a few post-war tours of duty as escort, patrol, or rescue vessel, she was decommissioned and sold for scraps at the end of 1946.


Last Major Revision: Jan 2006

Destroyer Escort Doherty Interactive Map


Doherty (as HMS Berry) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 Aug 1942Doherty at Kiska, Alaska, circa 1944

Doherty Operational Timeline

6 Jan 1943 Doherty was commissioned into service.
14 Dec 1945 Doherty was decommissioned from service.

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Doherty (as HMS Berry) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 Aug 1942Doherty at Kiska, Alaska, circa 1944

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