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U.S.S. J. RICHARD WARD

(DE-243)

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DE-243 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-243 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-243 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1942 - Keel Date: 30 SEP 1942
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
JAN 1943 - Launch Date: 6 JAN 1943
JUL 1943 - Commissioned: 5 JUL 1943
JUN 1946 - Decommissioned: 13 JUN 1946

DE-243 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: James Richard Ward

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 10 April 1972