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DE-161 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1943-Keel Date: 27 APR 1943
at Norfolk Navy Yard Portsmouth Virginia
MAY1943-Launch Date: 30 MAY 1943
OCT1943-Commissioned: 10 OCT 1943

DE-161 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Malcolm

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Final Disposition: Transferred to Mexican Navy 17 February 1969