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DE-198 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1943-Keel Date: 22 MAY 1943
at Norfolk Navy Yard Portsmouth Virginia
JUL1943-Launch Date: 4 JUL 1943
NOV1943-Commissioned: 7 NOV 1943
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 22 MAY 1946

DE-198 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Lovelace

Complement: 213 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 26 feet 9 inches

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Range: 4 940 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as target off California 25 April 1968