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U.S.S. SWENNING

(DE-394)

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DE-394 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-394 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-394 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1943 - Keel Date: 17 JUL 1943
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
SEP 1943 - Launch Date: 13 SEP 1943
DEC 1943 - Commissioned: 1 DEC 1943
SEP 1944 - Shellback Initiation - 12 SEP 1944 - Atlantic Ocean
DEC 1944 - JAN 1945 North Atlantic
SEP 1947 - Decommissioned: 25 SEP 1947

DE-394 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Gust J. Swenning

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 17 January 1974