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USS WILHOITE DE397

CLASS - Edsall
Displacement 1,250 Tons,
Dimensions, 306' (oa) x 36' x 10' 5" (Max)

Armament 3 x 3"/50, 2x 40mmAA, 10x 20mm AA, 3 x 21" TT,
1 Hedgehog, 8 DCT's 2 DC racks.

Machinery, 6,000 SHP;
4 Fairbanks Morse Model 38d81/8 Geared Diesel Engines, 2 screws

Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 186.

Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Brown Shipbuilding, Houston on August 4 1943.
Launched October 5 1943.
Commissioned December 16 1943.
Decommissioned June 19 1946.
Reclassified and converted DER-397, September 2 1954.
Recommissioned January 29 1955.
Decommissioned July 2 1969.
Stricken July 2 1969.
Fate Sold July 19 1972 and broken up for scrap.

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