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U.S.S. RICHARD W. SUESENS

(DE-342)


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DE-342 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1943-Keel Date: 1 NOV 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JAN1944-Launch Date: 11 JAN 1944
APR1944-Commissioned: 26 APR 1944
JAN1947-Decommissioned: 15 JAN 1947

DE-342 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Richard Wayne Suesens

Complement: 222 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1350 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Range: 6 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap