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U.S.S. SPANGLER

(DE-696)

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DE-696 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-696 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-696 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1943 - Keel Date: 28 APR 1943
at Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City MI
JUL 1943 - Launch Date: 15 JUL 1943
OCT 1943 - Commissioned: 31 OCT 1943
FEB 1946 - AUG 1947 Circumnavigation
JAN 1957 - JUL 1957 Cruise to WesPac
JAN 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 20 JAN 1957 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1958 - Decommissioned: 8 OCT 1958

DE-696 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Donald H. Spangler

Complement: 15 Officers and 210 Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 23 knots

Range: 3 700 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap 20 November 1972