Ship Details

Rig

Evarts Class Destroyer

Built

1944

Built In

Tonnage

1030

Demise

sold for scrap 1947

Description

USS Mason (DE-529), an Evarts-class destroyer escort, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named Mason, though DE-529 was the only one specifically named for Ensign Newton Henry Mason. USS Mason was one of two US Navy ships with largely African-American crews in World War II. The other was USS PC-1264, a submarine chaser.[1] These two ships were manned with African Americans as the result of a letter sent to President Roosevelt by the NAACP in mid-December 1941. Entering service in 1944, the vessel was used for convoy duty in the Battle of the Atlantic for the remainder of the war. Following the war, Mason was sold for scrap and broken up in 1947.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Mason_(DE-529), accessed on 1/6/2018;

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