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DE-697 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1943-Keel Date: 22 MAY 1943
at Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City MI
AUG1943-Launch Date: 14 AUG 1943
NOV1943-Commissioned: 20 NOV 1943
JAN1951-JAN1954Middle Pacific
JAN1957-Shellback Initiation - 20 JAN 1957 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1958-Decommissioned: 8 OCT 1958

DE-697 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Eugene F. George

Complement: 186 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 12 October 1970