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U.S.S. WILLIS

(DE-395)

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DE-395 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1943 - Keel Date: 17 JUL 1943
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
SEP 1943 - Launch Date: 14 SEP 1943
DEC 1943 - Commissioned: 10 DEC 1943
JUN 1946 - Decommissioned: 14 JUN 1946

DE-395 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Walter Michael Willis

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 and scrapped in 1972