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DE-578 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1943-Keel Date: 5 NOV 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Hingham MA
DEC1943-Launch Date: 30 DEC 1943
FEB1944-Commissioned: 26 FEB 1944
NOV1947-Decommissioned: 21 NOV 1947

DE-578 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Pvt. Robert I. Paine

Complement: 15 Officers and 198 Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 23 knots

Range: 3 700 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap 18 July 1969