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DE-709 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1944-Keel Date: JAN 1944
at Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City MI
APR1944-Launch Date: 15 APR 1944
SEP1944-Commissioned: 4 SEP 1944
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 10 MAY 1946

DE-709 General Specifications

Class: Crosley-class high speed transport

Named for: Raymond Leon Bray

Complement: 221 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1450 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 24 knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as target 27 March 1963