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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
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.
09 January 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. John Steele
04 May 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr Mark E. Dennett, in command
19 November 1945: Decommissioned at San Pedro, Cal. after 2.5 years of service
05 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
1947: Sold, scrapped
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||undated wartime image
||8 August 1945: Guam - Steele (DE 8) in foreground, observes Tranquility
(AH 14) arriving at Guam, carrying survivors of USS Indianapolis (CA 35).
|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
|1.) 05 Apr. 1943 - 08 Jun. 1945||Lcdr. Mark Edwin Dennett (comm.)
|2.) 08 Jun. 1945 - 21 Nov. 1945||Lt. F. Seymour (decomm.)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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