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U.S.S. OTTERSTETTER

(DE-244)

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DE-244 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-244 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-244 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1942 - Keel Date: 9 NOV 1942
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
JAN 1943 - Launch Date: 19 JAN 1943
AUG 1943 - Commissioned: 6 AUG 1943
JUN 1960 - Decommissioned: 20 JUN 1960

DE-244 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Carl William Otterstetter

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:Sunk as a target off Puerto Rico 15 February 1976