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U.S.S. GEORGE A. JOHNSON

(DE-583)

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DE-583 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1943 - Keel Date: 24 NOV 1943
at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Hingham MA
JAN 1944 - Launch Date: 12 JAN 1944
APR 1944 - Commissioned: 15 APR 1944
APR 1944 - DEC 1956 North Atlantic
JUN 1944 - JAN 1946 North Atlantic

DE-583 General Specifications

Class: Rudderow class destroyer escort

Named for: George A. Johnson

Complement: 186 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1450 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap