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U.S.S. REUBEN JAMES

(DE-153)

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DE-153 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-153 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-153 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1942 - Keel Date: 7 SEP 1942
at Norfolk Naval Shipyard Norfolk Virginia
FEB 1943 - Launch Date: 6 FEB 1943
APR 1943 - Commissioned: 1 APR 1943
OCT 1947 - Decommissioned: 11 OCT 1947

DE-153 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Reuben James

Complement: 213 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1740 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 23 Knots

Final Disposition: Used as explosives test ship 1968–1971Sunk as target 1 March 1971