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DE-694 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1943-Keel Date: 23 FEB 1943
at Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City MI
MAY1943-Launch Date: 29 MAY 1943
AUG1943-Commissioned: 21 AUG 1943
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 31 MAY 1946

DE-694 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Kenneth Cecil Bunch

Complement: 186 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 11 May 1965