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DE-197 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1943-Keel Date: 21 OCT 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Newark NJ
JAN1944-Launch Date: 9 JAN 1944
FEB1944-Commissioned: 21 FEB 1944

DE-197 General Specifications

Class: Cannon-class destroyer escort

Named for: David John Roche

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:Struck a mine 22 September 1945