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DE-347 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1943-Keel Date: 22 NOV 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JAN1944-Launch Date: 29 JAN 1944
MAY1944-Commissioned: 31 MAY 1944
JUN1946-Decommissioned: 21 JUN 1946

DE-347 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Private Jesse Rutherford

Complement: 14 Officers and 201 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 off California 8 December 1968