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USS Eisele (DE 34)


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N - Q - B - M
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
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
Eisele (DE 34) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 January 1943: Keel laid by the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Cal.
  • 29 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. George A. Eisele, mother of Seaman Second Class Eisele
  • 18 October 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr E. C. Long in command
  • 16 November 1945: Decommissioned at the Todd Shipyard, Seattle, Wash. after 2.1 years of service
  • 28 November 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 29 January 1948: Sold to the A.G. Schoonmaker Co. Inc., New York City, N.Y.; scrapped by the Zidell Corp., Portland, Ore.
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    Eisele 266k Clipping from the 2 July 1943 edition of Mare Island's newspaper, the Grapevine, shows Radm W. L. Friedell (Shipyard Commandant) presenting christening bottle to Mrs. George A. Eisele. Left to right: Radm Friedell, Mrs. Glen M. Ratliff (Matron of Honor), Mr. George A. Eisele, and Mrs. George A. Eisele (Sponsor). Darryl Baker
    Eisele 102k 29 June 1943: Mrs. George A. Eisele (Sponsor) and Mrs. Glen M. Ratliff (Matron of Honor) are seen at the bow of USS Eisele prior to her launching. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE 34-4700-43)
    Eisele 85k 29 June 1943: Mrs. George A. Eisele christens USS Eisele at Mare Island Navy Yard. Left to right: Unknown woman, Mrs. Ratliff (Matron of Honor), Cap't F. G. Crisp, Mrs. George A. Eisele (Sponsor) and Radm W. L. Friedell (Shipyard Commandant). (U.S. Navy Photo #DE 34-4696-43)
    Eisele 126k 29 June 1943: Eisele is way half down the building ways at her launching. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE 34-4684-43)
    Eisele 79k 29 June 1943: Eisele is seen immediately after her launching. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE 34-4688-43)
    Eisele 24k undated wartime image A.R. Lee, SOM1c

    View the USS Eisele (DE 34) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.
    View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.
    Eisele's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 18 Oct. 1943 - 23 Feb. 1944Lcdr. Elmer Cecil Long (Comm.)
    2.) 31 Feb. 1944 - 29 Jul. 1945Lcdr. Silias Cassius Ranta, USNR
    3.) 29 Aug. 1945 - 16 Nov. 1945Lcdr. Horace Myers Bashinski, USNR (Decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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