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U.S.S. ATHERTON

(DE-169)

THE MIGHTY A

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DE-169 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1943 - Keel Date: 14 JAN 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Newark New J
MAY 1943 - Launch Date: 27 MAY 1943
AUG 1943 - Commissioned: 29 AUG 1943
MAY 1945 - MAY 1945 Sinking of German submarine U-853
AUG 1945 - AUG 1945 Typhoon convoy duty to Okinawa
DEC 1945 - Decommissioned: 10 DEC 1945

DE-169 General Specifications

Class: Cannon-class destroyer escort

Named for: John McDougal Atherton

Displacement: 1240 tons

Length: 306 feet

Final Disposition: Transferred to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) 14 June 1955