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DE-159 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1943-Keel Date: 23 APR 1943
at Norfolk Navy Yard Norfolk Virginia
JUL1943-Launch Date: 4 JUL 1943
AUG1943-Commissioned: 1 AUG 1943
SEP1957-Decommissioned: 13 SEP 1957

DE-159 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Admiral Harris Laning

Complement: 186 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36 feet 10 inches

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 30 September 1975