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DE-579 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1943-Keel Date: 20 OCT 1943
at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Hingham MA
DEC1943-Launch Date: 29 DEC 1943
JAN1944-JAN1945Middle Pacific
MAR1944-Commissioned: 13 MAR 1944
SEP1944-Shellback Initiation - 12 SEP 1944 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1947-Decommissioned: 15 JAN 1947

DE-579 General Specifications

Class: Rudderow class destroyer escort

Named for: Paul James Riley

Complement: 186 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1450 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Final Disposition: Transferred to the Republic of China