During World War II, under a Lend-Lease agreement with the US Navy, 6 CANNON Class Destroyer Escorts were built for the Free
French Navy. Three of the DEs were named by the US Navy and these ship names were
transferred to other US Navy DEs after the ship was transferred to the French Navy.
Thus, the DE name was used a second time with another hull number.
After WW II, some DEs supplied under Lend-Lease were
permanently transferred (PT) by the US Navy to the foreign country under the Mutual
Defense Assistance Program.
Read President Franklin D.
Roosevelt's address at the Washington Navy Yard transferring SÉNÉGALAIS To