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U.S.S. DOUGLAS L. HOWARD

(DE-138)

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DE-138 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-138 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-138 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1942 - Keel Date: 8 DEC 1942
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JAN 1943 - Launch Date: 24 JAN 1943
JAN 1943 - JUL 1944 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAY 1943 - JUL 1944 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUL 1943 - Commissioned: 29 JUL 1943
JUN 1944 - AUG 1944 Mediterranean-West Africa
JUN 1944 - JUL 1944 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUL 1944 - JUL 1944 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN 1946 - Decommissioned: 17 JUN 1946

DE-138 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Douglas Legate Howard

Complement: 8 Officers and 201 Enlisted

Displacement: 1253 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36.58 feet

Flank Speed: 21 knots

Range: 9 100 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold 14 May 1974 scrapped