destroyer escort lowe
These Destroyer Escorts that were hastily built and manned when our participation in World War Two was beginning. These small ships were originally built to last six months, as a stop gap measure to protect the convoys supplying materials and eventually men to fight the Axis Powers in Europe.
This site is the history, pictures and stories of just one of those hundreds of little ships. It is dedicated to men who served aboard her and the many faces she showed during her the, three separate commissioning.
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2001 reunion report and photos coming soon! - plans for 2002 also
USS LOWE DE 325 - 22 November 1943 to 1 May 1946 1943 to 1 May 1946
USCGC LOWE WDE 425 -20 July 1951 to 1 June 1954 "NEW PHOTO!"
USS LOWE der 325 - 28 October 1954 to 20 September 1968
PHOTOS - SAILORS OF THE LOWE
PHOTOS - "THE SHIP & MEN"
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In researching information for this site we had the good fortune to received the following information from a niece of Harry Lowe's (Loe).
Dear Mr. Schilke,
"Thank you for your response. It is nice to know that the history of the ship is still available to generations that have no idea what our men went through.
The reason that I spelled the name LOE that way is that when my uncle enlisted [in the navy] they spelled his name wrong. Instead they spelled it LOWE.
My grandmother always told us that he was a very brave man and he knew the correct spelling. On his memorial marker in Paducah my grandparents spelled it "LOWE (LOE)" so that was handed down to all of us through the you."
Thank you for your interest,
Margaret Baker Ferguson
Last Updated January 03, 2002
Web Yeoman, Ron Schilke, IC 3
Plank Owner USS LOWE DER 325
1955 to 1957
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