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U.S.S. BLESSMAN

(DE-69)

THE SHIP THE JAPANESE COULD NOT SINK!

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DE-69 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1943 - Keel Date: 22 MAR 1943
at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Hingham MA
JUN 1943 - Launch Date: 19 JUN 1943
SEP 1943 - Commissioned: 19 SEP 1943
JAN 1947 - Decommissioned: 15 JAN 1947

DE-69 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Edward Martin Blessman

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Draft: 9 feet 6 in

Range: 3 700 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Transferred to Taiwan 3 July 1967