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U.S.S. KEY

(DE-348)

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DE-348 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-348 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-348 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1943 - Keel Date: 14 DEC 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
FEB 1944 - Launch Date: 12 FEB 1944
JUN 1944 - Commissioned: 5 JUN 1944
NOV 1944 - Shellback Initiation - 20 NOV 1944 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1946 - Decommissioned: 9 JUL 1946

DE-348 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Eugene Morland Key

Complement: 14 Officers and 201 Enlisted

Displacement: 1350 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Range: 6 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrapping 19 December 1972