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DE-581 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1943-Keel Date: 17 NOV 1943
at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Hingham MA
JAN1944-Launch Date: 8 JAN 1944
MAR1944-Commissioned: 31 MAR 1944
DEC1944-SEP1945Middle Pacific
AUG1945-FEB1946Middle Pacific
JUL1946-Decommissioned: 2 JUL 1946

DE-581 General Specifications

Class: Rudderow class destroyer escort

Named for: John Thomas McNulty

Complement: 186 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1450 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 36 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as target 16 November 1972