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DE-147 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1943-Keel Date: 19 JAN 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
APR1943-Launch Date: 6 APR 1943
SEP1943-Commissioned: 13 SEP 1943
DEC1957-DEC1957Recommisioned as DER-147
JUN1960-Decommissioned: 15 JUN 1960

DE-147 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Eugene Blair

Complement: 8 Officers and 201 Enlisted

Displacement: 1253 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36.58 feet

Flank Speed: 21 knots

Range: 9 100 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold 26 September 1974 for scrap