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DE-684 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1943-Keel Date: 19 OCT 1943
at Bethlehem Steel
NOV1943-Launch Date: 23 NOV 1943
DEC1943-Commissioned: 31 DEC 1943
DEC1943-JAN1945Middle Pacific
FEB1952-MAR1956Middle Pacific
OCT1961-AUG1962berlin crisis
AUG1962-Decommissioned: 1 AUG 1962

DE-684 General Specifications

Class: Rudderow class destroyer escort

Named for: Weldon Fader DeLong

Complement: 186 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1450 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as target 19 February 1970