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U.S.S. STRAUS

(DE-408)

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DE-408 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1943 - Keel Date: 18 NOV 1943
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
DEC 1943 - Launch Date: 30 DEC 1943
APR 1944 - Commissioned: 6 APR 1944
JUL 1944 - Shellback Initiation - 30 JUL 1944 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1947 - Decommissioned: 15 JAN 1947

DE-408 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: David H. Straus

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 August 1973