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U.S.S. HOWARD D. CROW

(DE-252)

THE DIRTY BIRD

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DE-252 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1943-Keel Date: 6 FEB 1943
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
FEB1943-FEB1943Namesake: Howard Daniel Crow
APR1943-Launch Date: 26 APR 1943
SEP1943-Commissioned: 27 SEP 1943
JAN1945-FEB1945North Atlantic
FEB1945-FEB1945Sinking of U-869
SEP1945-Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1945 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1946-MAY1946Decommisioning
MAY1946-MAY1946Transferred to Atlantic Reserve Fleet
APR1951-Shellback Initiation - 15 APR 1951 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1951-JUL1951Recommisioning
SEP1958-AUG1961reserve training ship
AUG1961-AUG1962Returned to Active Service
JUL1962-AUG1962Cuban Missle Blockade
AUG1962-Decommissioned: 1 AUG 1962
AUG1962-JAN1967Returned to Serviced as A Reserve Training Ship
SEP1968-SEP1968Final Decommissioning; Stricken from the Navy Register
OCT1970-OCT1970Sold

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