U.S.S. VANDIVIER

(DE-540)

VIGILIAS AGERE ET PRAEMONERE

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DE-540 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1943 - Keel Date: 8 NOV 1943
at Boston Navy Yard
DEC 1943 - Launch Date: 27 DEC 1943
OCT 1955 - Commissioned: 11 OCT 1955
JUN 1960 - Decommissioned: 30 JUN 1960

DE-540 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Norman Francis Vandivier

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 off Florida on 7 February 1975