U.S.S. CRONIN

(DE-704)

ABOVE THE WAVES

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DE-704 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1943 - Keel Date: 19 OCT 1943
at Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City MI
JAN 1944 - Launch Date: 5 JAN 1944
MAY 1944 - Commissioned: 5 MAY 1944
JAN 1946 - MAY 1946 Decommisioning
NOV 1950 - AUG 1954 Middle Pacific
FEB 1951 - JUN 1953 Recommisioning
FEB 1951 - SEP 1953 Recommissioned as DEC 704
DEC 1953 - Decommissioned: 4 DEC 1953

DE-704 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Complement: 15 Officers and 198 Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Draft: 9.5 feet

Range: 3 700 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Sunk as target December16 1971