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U.S.S. BOWERS

(DE-637)

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DE-637 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1943 - Keel Date: 28 MAY 1943
at Bethlehem Steel
OCT 1943 - Launch Date: 31 OCT 1943
JAN 1944 - Commissioned: 27 JAN 1944
MAY 1954 - SEP 1954 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
DEC 1958 - Decommissioned: 18 DEC 1958

DE-637 General Specifications

Complement: 15 Officers and 198 Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Draft: 9.5 feet

Flank Speed: 23 knots

Final Disposition: Sent to the Philippines on 21 April 1961 renamed Rajah Soliman (D-66)Scrapped in 1966