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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
MAR 1943 - Keel Date: 21 MAR 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation San Francisco CA
SEP 1943 - Launch Date: 5 SEP 1943
NOV 1943 - Commissioned: 19 NOV 1943
JAN 1956 - APR 1956 West Pac
FEB 1956 - Shellback Initiation - 6 FEB 1956 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1957 - APR 1957 West Pac
DEC 1958 - 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