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U.S.S. SNOWDEN

(DE-246)

CHANGE AGENT

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DE-246 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1942 - Keel Date: 7 DEC 1942
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
FEB 1943 - Launch Date: 19 FEB 1943
AUG 1943 - Commissioned: 23 AUG 1943
JAN 1954 - MAR 1955 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean

DE-246 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Thomas Snowden

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 target off Newport Rhode Island 27 June 1969