The DE-388 was commissioned in Houston, Texas. 11-10-43
11-10-43 1400 Commissioning ceremonies were held on board this vessel. The Supervisor of
Shipbuilding, U.S. Navy, Houston, Texas, acting as the representative of the
Commandant, EIGHTH Naval District, received the ship from Brown Shipbuilding
Company, Houston, Texas and delivered the ship to the Commanding Officer Lieutenant
Commander Simon R. SANDS, U.S. Coast Guard.
1405 The commissioning pennant was hoisted and flown from the foremast.
1410 The Commanding Officer read his orders assuming command, Commandant, Coast Guard
Ltr CG-71-531, under date of 15 October 1943.
1420 Commissioning representatives of the Commandant, EIGHTH Naval District and
contractor departed from the ship.
The DE-388 was decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Florida Reserve Fleet. 4-25-46
4-25-46 0800 Working party reported aboard from USS CALCATERRA (DE-390)
1200 Secured all ship’s work, standing by for de-commissioning ceremonies
1400 De-commissioning ceremonies commenced
1430 De-commissioned, placed “out of commission, in reserve,”
USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) responsible for maintenance