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DE-349 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1943-Keel Date: 13 DEC 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
FEB1944-Launch Date: 15 FEB 1944
JUN1944-Commissioned: 14 JUN 1944
JUL1944-AUG1944Bermuda BWI shakedown and training.
OCT1944-OCT1944Convoy escort from New York City to Marseilles France.
OCT1944-NOV1944Convoy Escort from Oran North Africa to New York.
NOV1944-DEC1944Escort Fast Troop Convoy from New York to Marseilles France
DEC1944-DEC1944Oran North Africa to New York escort fast troop convoy.
DEC1944-DEC1944Oran North Africa dry dock to repair damaged screw.
JAN1945-JAN1945Escort two US subs from New London Conn. to Key West Fla.
JAN1945-FEB1945Key West transit Panama Canal to Galapagos Is to Bora Bora.
JAN1945-Shellback Initiation - 23 JAN 1945 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1945-MAR1945Tulagi enroute to Manus Admiralti Is.
FEB1945-MAR1945Manus enroute to Leyte Philippine Islands.
FEB1945-FEB1945Bora Bora Society Is. enroute to Tulagi Solomon Is.
MAR1945-JUN1945Escort various convoys Philippines New Guinea Palau and Ulith
MAR1945-Shellback Initiation - 3 MAR 1945 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1945-AUG1945Convoy escort Okinawa to Leyte PI. Then on to New Guinea.
JUL1945-JUL1945Lingayen to Okinawa escort one ammunition ship.
JUL1945-JUL1945Manila change of command. LtCdr. M. Kelly Jr./ LtCdr. D.A.Smith
JUL1945-JUL1945Manila PI convoy escort to Lingayen Gulf and back.
JUL1945-JUL1945Took up position in picket line Okinawa and rode out a typhoon
AUG1945-SEP1945Convoy escorts Hollandia Leyte Manila Okinawa and back.
SEP1945-SEP1945Arrive Leyte VJ Day Japan Surrenders.
OCT1945-NOV1945Air-Sea Rescue Patrol north of Leyte.
DEC1945-DEC1945Arrived Los Angeles USA.
APR1946-APR1946Towed to San Diego to be decommissioned and placed in reserve.
JUL1946-Decommissioned: 2 JUL 1946
JAN1972-JAN1973Stricken from the Navy Register and sold for scrapping.

DE-349 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Wayne Roy Gentry

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:Sold for scrapping 15 January 1973