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U.S.S. KENNETH M. WILLETT

(DE-354)

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DE-354 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-354 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-354 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1944 - Keel Date: 10 JAN 1944
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
MAR 1944 - Launch Date: 7 MAR 1944
JUL 1944 - Commissioned: 19 JUL 1944
JAN 1955 - JAN 1955 Guantanamo Bay
MAR 1955 - MAR 1955 Panama Canal
AUG 1955 - AUG 1955 Sea Trials

DE-354 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Kenneth Martin Willett

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:Sunk as target off Puerto Rico 6 March 1974