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USS RABY

(DE-698)

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DE-698 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-698 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-698 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1943 Keel Date: 7 JUN 1943
at Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City MI
SEP 1943 Launch Date: 4 SEP 1943
DEC 1943 Commissioned: 7 DEC 1943
AUG 1944 - Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1944 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1953 Decommissioned: 22 DEC 1953

DE-698 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: James J. Raby

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:Sold for scrap