The Rudderow-class destroyer escorts were destroyer escorts launched in the United States in 1943 to 1945. Of this class, 22 were completed as destroyer escorts, and 50 were completed as Crosley-class high speed transports and were re-classified as high speed transport APDs. One ship was converted to an APD after completion. They served in World War II as convoy escorts and anti-submarine warfare ships.
|Rudderow||DE-224||14 October 1943||15 May 1944||15 January 1947||scrapped 1970|
|Day||DE-225||14 October 1943||10 June 1944||16 May 1946||sunk as target, March 1969|
|Chaffee||DE-230||27 November 1943||9 May 1944||15 April 1946||scrapped 1948|
|Hodges||DE-231||12 December 1943||27 May 1944||22 June 1946||scrapped 1973|
|Riley||DE-579||20 October 1943||13 March 1944||15 January 1947||Taiwanese Tai Yuan, 1968, scrapped 1992|
|Leslie L.B. Knox||DE-580||8 January 1944||22 March 1944||15 June 1946||scrapped 1973|
|McNulty||DE-581||8 January 1944||31 March 1944||2 July 1946||sunk as target in November 1972|
|Metivier||DE-582||12 January 1944||7 April 1944||1 June 1946||scrapped 1969|
|George A. Johnson||DE-583||12 January 1944||15 April 1944||September 1957||scrapped 1966|
|Charles J. Kimmel||DE-584||15 January 1944||20 April 1944||15 January 1947||sunk as target in November 1969|
|Daniel A. Joy||DE-585||15 January 1944||28 April 1944||1 May 1965||scrapped 1966|
|Lough||DE-586||22 January 1944||2 May 1944||24 June 1946||scrapped 1970|
|Thomas F. Nickel||DE-587||22 January 1944||9 June 1944||26 February 1958||scrapped 1973|
|Peiffer||DE-588||26 January 1944||15 June 1944||1 June 1946||sunk as target in May 1967|
|Tinsman||DE-589||29 January 1944||26 June 1944||11 May 1946||scrapped 1973|
|DeLong||DE-684||23 November 1943||31 December 1943||8 August 1969||sunk as target in February 1970|
|Coates||DE-685||9 December 1943||24 January 1944||30 June 1962||sunk as target in September 1971|
|Eugene E. Elmore||DE-686||23 December 1943||4 February 1944||31 May 1946||scrapped 1969|
|Holt||DE-706||15 February 1944||9 June 1944||2 July 1946||Korean Chung Nam, June 1963, scrapped 1984|
|Jobb||DE-707||4 March 1944||4 July 1944||13 May 1946||scrapped 1970|
|Parle||DE-708||25 March 1944||29 July 1944||1 July 1970||sunk as target in October 1970|
We offer our Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort Models in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our Destroyer Escort models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 16-20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.
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