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U.S.S. WHITEHURST

(DE-634)


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DE-634 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-634 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-634 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1943-Keel Date: 21 MAR 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation San Francisco CA
SEP1943-Launch Date: 5 SEP 1943
NOV1943-Commissioned: 19 NOV 1943
JAN1956-APR1956West Pac
FEB1956-Shellback Initiation - 6 FEB 1956 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1957-APR1957West Pac
DEC1958-Decommissioned: 6 DEC 1958

DE-634 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Henry Purefoy Whitehurst

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:Sunk as a target by Trigger (SS-564) on 28 April 1971