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DE-385 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1943-Keel Date: 19 APR 1943
at Brown Shipbuilding Houston Texas
JUN1943-Launch Date: 30 JUN 1943
OCT1943-Commissioned: 30 OCT 1943
OCT1943-JUL1944Mediterranean-West Africa

DE-385 General Specifications

Class: Edsall-class destroyer escort

Named for: Joseph Lee Richey

Complement: 8 Officers and 201 Enlisted

Displacement: 1253 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36.58 feet

Flank Speed: 21 knots

Range: 9 100 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as target off California July 1969