The USS Kretechmer had several stages and missions in her long life.
First and foremost is her WWII service, which ended 29 May 1946, when she was decommissioned and mothballed at
Green Grove Springs Florida.
After extensive conversion, she was recommissioned on 22 Sep.1956 as DER-329 and supported the following operations:
North Atlantic Radar Barrier "GUIK"
Cuban - "Dog Rocks" Picket "SOUTHERN TIP"
Pacific - Viet Nam
Kretchmer then returned to Key West and final decommissioning.
If you have the opportunity to visit Key West Florida,
one of her 3-inch gun mounts is on display.
See photo below.