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DE-639 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1943-Keel Date: 1 AUG 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation San Francisco
DEC1943-Launch Date: 12 DEC 1943
MAR1944-Commissioned: 17 MAR 1944
MAR1948-Decommissioned: 13 MAR 1948

DE-639 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Elphege Alfred Mailliot Gendreau

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 11 September 1973