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USS Steele (DE 8)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - X - G - O
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - WWII Victory Medal


Specifications:
Class: Evarts
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 - 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 - 1.1"/75 cal. Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 9 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
Steele (DE 8) Building and Operational Data:
  • 27 November 1942: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 9 January 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. John Steele
  • 4 May 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr Mark E. Dennett, in command
  • 19 November 1945: Decommissioned at San Pedro, Cal. after 2.5 years of service
  • 5 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 1947: Sold, scrapped
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    Steele 126k undated wartime image -
    Steele 91k 8 August 1945: Guam - Steele (DE 8) in foreground, observes Tranquility (AH 14) arriving at Guam, carrying survivors of USS Indianapolis (CA 35). Joe Radigan

    View the USS Steele (DE 8) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.
    Steele's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 05 Apr. 1943 - 08 Jun. 1945Lcdr. Mark Edwin Dennett (Comm.)
    2.) 08 Jun. 1945 - 21 Nov. 1945Lt. F. Seymour (Decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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