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DE-693 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1942-Keel Date: 15 DEC 1942
at Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City MI
MAR1943-Launch Date: 23 MAR 1943
AUG1943-Commissioned: 12 AUG 1943
JUN1947-Decommissioned: 5 JUN 1947

DE-693 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Richard Bull

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Draft: 13 feet 6 in

Final Disposition: Sold to Taiwan 12 July 1966