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U.S.S. FOSS

(DE-59)

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DE-59 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1942 - Keel Date: 31 DEC 1942
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Hingham MA
APR 1943 - Launch Date: 10 APR 1943
JUL 1943 - Commissioned: 23 JUL 1943
MAR 1956 - SEP 1956 West Pac
OCT 1957 - Decommissioned: 30 OCT 1957

DE-59 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Rodney Shelton Foss

Complement: 15 Officers and 198 Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 23 knots

Range: 3 700 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrapping