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DE-354 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1944-Keel Date: 10 JAN 1944
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
MAR1944-Launch Date: 7 MAR 1944
JUL1944-Commissioned: 19 JUL 1944
JAN1955-JAN1955Guantanamo Bay
MAR1955-MAR1955Panama Canal
AUG1955-AUG1955Sea Trials

DE-354 General Specifications

Class: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort

Named for: Kenneth Martin Willett

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 Puerto Rico 6 March 1974