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U.S.S. CONVERSE

(DD-509)

LITTLE BEAVERS

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DD-509 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1942 - Keel Date: 23 FEB 1942
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
AUG 1942 - Launch Date: 30 AUG 1942
NOV 1942 - Commissioned: 20 NOV 1942
APR 1946 - Decommissioned: 23 APR 1946

DD-509 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: George A. Converse

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to Spain 1 July 1959