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DE-253 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
APR1943-Launch Date: 28 APR 1943
SEP1943-Commissioned: 23 SEP 1943
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 6 MAY 1946

DE-253 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Robert Lee Pettit

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 Puerto Rico 30 September 1974