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U.S.S. THOMAS F. NICKEL

(DE-587)

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DE-587 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1943 - Keel Date: 15 DEC 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Hingham MA
JAN 1944 - Launch Date: 22 JAN 1944
JUN 1944 - Commissioned: 9 JUN 1944
MAY 1946 - Decommissioned: 31 MAY 1946
JAN 1955 - FEB 1955 Recommisioning

DE-587 General Specifications

Class: Rudderow class destroyer escort

Named for: Thomas F. Nickel

Complement: 221 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1450 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 23 Knots

Range: 5 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap 9 June 1973