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