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DE-343 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1943-Keel Date: 8 NOV 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JAN1944-Launch Date: 14 JAN 1944
MAY1944-Commissioned: 1 MAY 1944
JUN1946-Decommissioned: 15 JUN 1946

DE-343 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: William Abercrombie

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:Sunk as target 7 January 1968