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DE-587 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1943-Keel Date: 15 DEC 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Hingham MA
JAN1944-Launch Date: 22 JAN 1944
JUN1944-Commissioned: 9 JUN 1944
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 31 MAY 1946

DE-587 General Specifications

Class: Rudderow class destroyer escort

Named for: Thomas F. Nickel

Complement: 221 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1450 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 23 Knots

Range: 5 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap 9 June 1973