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U.S.S. HOWARD D. CROW

(DE-252)

THE DIRTY BIRD

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DE-252 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-252 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-252 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 - Keel Date: 6 FEB 1943
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
FEB 1943 - FEB 1943 Namesake: Howard Daniel Crow
APR 1943 - Launch Date: 26 APR 1943
SEP 1943 - Commissioned: 27 SEP 1943
JAN 1945 - FEB 1945 North Atlantic
FEB 1945 - FEB 1945 Sinking of U-869
SEP 1945 - Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1945 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1946 - MAY 1946 Decommisioning
MAY 1946 - MAY 1946 Transferred to Atlantic Reserve Fleet
APR 1951 - Shellback Initiation - 15 APR 1951 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1951 - JUL 1951 Recommisioning
SEP 1958 - AUG 1961 reserve training ship
AUG 1961 - AUG 1962 Returned to Active Service
JUL 1962 - AUG 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
AUG 1962 - Decommissioned: 1 AUG 1962
AUG 1962 - JAN 1967 Returned to Serviced as A Reserve Training Ship
SEP 1968 - SEP 1968 Final Decommissioning; Stricken from the Navy Register
OCT 1970 - OCT 1970 Sold

DE-252 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Howard Daniel Crow

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 October 1970