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U.S.S. OSWALD A. POWERS

(DE-542)

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DE-542 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1943 - Keel Date: 18 NOV 1943
at Boston Navy Yard Boston MA
DEC 1943 - Launch Date: 17 DEC 1943

DE-542 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Ensign Oswald A. Powers (1915-1942)

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:Construction Cancelled