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DE-66 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1943-Keel Date: 8 MAR 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Hingham MA
JUN1943-Launch Date: 5 JUN 1943
AUG1943-Commissioned: 30 AUG 1943
JUN1944-JUN1944D-Day Support
JUL1946-Decommissioned: 3 JUL 1946

DE-66 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Complement: 15 Officers and 198 Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Draft: 9 feet 6 in

Range: 3 700 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 24 October 1962Sank under tow off Key West