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U.S.S. TOMICH

(DE-242)

THE FIGHTING TOM

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DE-242 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-242 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-242 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1942 - Keel Date: 15 SEP 1942
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
DEC 1942 - Launch Date: 28 DEC 1942
JUL 1943 - Commissioned: 27 JUL 1943
SEP 1946 - Decommissioned: 20 SEP 1946

DE-242 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Peter Tomich

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 for scrapping 18 January 1974