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U.S.S. SHELTON

(DE-407)

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DE-407 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1943 - Keel Date: 1 NOV 1943
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
DEC 1943 - Launch Date: 18 DEC 1943
APR 1944 - Commissioned: 4 APR 1944

DE-407 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: James A. Shelton

Complement: 14 Officers and 201 Enlisted

Displacement: 1350 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 24 kn

Range: 6 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sunk 3 October 1944