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U.S.S. IRA JEFFERY

(DE-63)

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DE-63 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 - Keel Date: 13 FEB 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Hingham MA
MAY 1943 - Launch Date: 15 MAY 1943
AUG 1943 - Commissioned: 15 AUG 1943
FEB 1944 - MAY 1946 North Atlantic
JUN 1946 - Decommissioned: 18 JUN 1946

DE-63 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Complement: 15 Officers and 198 Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Draft: 9 feet 6 in

Range: 3 700 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Sunk as target July 1962