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DE-208 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1943-DEC1945West Pac
MAY1943-Keel Date: 12 MAY 1943
at Charleston Navy Yard N. Charleston SC
SEP1943-Launch Date: 6 SEP 1943
JAN1944-Commissioned: 19 JAN 1944
JUN1946-Decommissioned: 28 JUN 1946

DE-208 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: John Joseph Cofer

Complement: 15 Officers and 198 Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 23 knots

Range: 3 700 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap 5 March 1968