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DE-797 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1943-Keel Date: 18 AUG 1943
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
OCT1943-Launch Date: 27 OCT 1943
FEB1944-Commissioned: 19 FEB 1944
MAY1946-Decommissioned: 9 MAY 1946

DE-797 General Specifications

Class: Buckley-class destroyer escort

Named for: Carl A. Weeden

Complement: 213 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1400 tons

Length: 306 feet

Beam: 37 feet

Flank Speed: 23 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 27 October 1969