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U.S.S. KIRKPATRICK

(DE-318)

ILLEGITIMUS NON AB CARBORUNDUM

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DE-318 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1943 - Keel Date: 15 MAR 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JUN 1943 - Launch Date: 5 JUN 1943
OCT 1943 - Commissioned: 23 OCT 1943
JUN 1960 - Decommissioned: 24 JUN 1960

DE-318 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Thomas L. Kirkpatrick

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 12 March 1975