Former CG Manned WWII Destroyer Escort De-Commissioned

Destroyer ship ARM Manuel Azueta D111 is retired by Mexicos Navy

The Mexican Navy recently decommissioned a destroyer escort that, during the Second World War, was manned by the Coast Guard. The ARM Manuel Azueta (D-111) was the former USS Hurst (DE-250). She was first commissioned 30 Aug. 1943. Her first CO was LCdr. Bret H. Brallier.

Looks like she is still very close to her World War II configuration. The depth charges are gone, but three 3″/50s and 40mm anti-aircraft guns remain. You can see a nice selections of photos here.

Would be nice if this ship could be preserved as a museum.

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