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USS TILLS

(DE-748)

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DE-748 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DE-748 Shellback Initiation Add a DE-748 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1943 Keel Date: 23 JUN 1943
at Western Pipe and Steel Company
OCT 1943 Launch Date: 3 OCT 1943
AUG 1944 Commissioned: 8 AUG 1944
FEB 1957 - SEP 1957 Dry Dock
OCT 1959 Decommissioned: 18 OCT 1959

DE-748 General Specifications

Class: Cannon-class destroyer escort

Named for: Ensign Robert Tills

Complement: 15 Officers and 201 Enlisted

Displacement: 1240 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 21 knots

Range: 10 800 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as target off Virginia 3 April 1969