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U.S.S. WOODSON

(DE-359)

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DE-359 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-359 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-359 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1944 - Keel Date: 7 MAR 1944
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
APR 1944 - Launch Date: 29 APR 1944
JAN 1951 - JUN 1953 Panama Canal
MAY 1951 - Commissioned: 19 MAY 1951
JAN 1953 - JAN 1953 South America
JUN 1953 - JUN 1953 Caribbean
JUN 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1954 - DEC 1957 Regular Overhaul
AUG 1962 - Decommissioned: 11 AUG 1962

DE-359 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Jeff Davis Woodson

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 scrap 16 August 1966