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U.S.S. GENTRY

(DE-349)

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DE-349 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-349 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-349 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1943 - Keel Date: 13 DEC 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
FEB 1944 - Launch Date: 15 FEB 1944
JUN 1944 - Commissioned: 14 JUN 1944
JUL 1944 - AUG 1944 Bermuda BWI shakedown and training.
OCT 1944 - OCT 1944 Convoy escort from New York City to Marseilles France.
OCT 1944 - NOV 1944 Convoy Escort from Oran North Africa to New York.
NOV 1944 - DEC 1944 Escort Fast Troop Convoy from New York to Marseilles France
DEC 1944 - DEC 1944 Oran North Africa to New York escort fast troop convoy.
DEC 1944 - DEC 1944 Oran North Africa dry dock to repair damaged screw.
JAN 1945 - JAN 1945 Escort two US subs from New London Conn. to Key West Fla.
JAN 1945 - FEB 1945 Key West transit Panama Canal to Galapagos Is to Bora Bora.
JAN 1945 - Shellback Initiation - 23 JAN 1945 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1945 - MAR 1945 Tulagi enroute to Manus Admiralti Is.
FEB 1945 - MAR 1945 Manus enroute to Leyte Philippine Islands.
FEB 1945 - FEB 1945 Bora Bora Society Is. enroute to Tulagi Solomon Is.
MAR 1945 - JUN 1945 Escort various convoys Philippines New Guinea Palau and Ulith
MAR 1945 - Shellback Initiation - 3 MAR 1945 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1945 - JUL 1945 Took up position in picket line Okinawa and rode out a typhoon
JUL 1945 - JUL 1945 Manila PI convoy escort to Lingayen Gulf and back.
JUL 1945 - JUL 1945 Manila change of command. LtCdr. M. Kelly Jr./ LtCdr. D.A.Smith
JUL 1945 - JUL 1945 Lingayen to Okinawa escort one ammunition ship.
JUL 1945 - AUG 1945 Convoy escort Okinawa to Leyte PI. Then on to New Guinea.
AUG 1945 - SEP 1945 Convoy escorts Hollandia Leyte Manila Okinawa and back.
SEP 1945 - SEP 1945 Arrive Leyte VJ Day Japan Surrenders.
OCT 1945 - NOV 1945 Air-Sea Rescue Patrol north of Leyte.
DEC 1945 - DEC 1945 Arrived Los Angeles USA.
APR 1946 - APR 1946 Towed to San Diego to be decommissioned and placed in reserve.
JUL 1946 - Decommissioned: 2 JUL 1946
JAN 1972 - JAN 1973 Stricken from the Navy Register and sold for scrapping.

DE-349 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Wayne Roy Gentry

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 15 January 1973