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USS RICKETTS

(DE-254)

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DE-254 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-254 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-254 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1943 Keel Date: 16 MAR 1943
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
MAY 1943 Launch Date: 10 MAY 1943
OCT 1943 Commissioned: 5 OCT 1943
APR 1946 Decommissioned: 17 APR 1946

DE-254 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Milton Ernest Ricketts

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 18 January 1974