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USS Mitchell (DE 43)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Q - C - V
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/9 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
Mitchell (DE 43) Building and Operational Data:
12 January 1943: Keel laid as BDE-43 by the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Wash.
16 June 1943: Redesignated DE 43
23 June 1943: Named Mitchell
1 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Albert E. Mitchell, widow of Ensign Mitchell
17 November 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr M. S. Erdahl, USNR, in command
29 December 1945: Decommissioned at Kaiserís Victory Ship Yard, Richmond, Cal. after 2.1 years of service, struck from the NVR
11 December 1946: Sold for scrapping to the Puget Sound Navigation Co., Seattle, Wash.
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||entering dry-dock, undated
||port side, undated
||01 December 1943: Bremerton, Wash. - Mitchell underway in Puget Sound.
|View the USS Mitchell (DE 43) 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.
|View the official War History of USS Mitchell as submitted by the ship at war's end.
|Mitchell's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 17 Nov. 1943 - 13 May 1944||Lcdr. Martin Herman Erdahl, USNR (Comm. CO)
|2.) 13 May 1944 - 29 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. James Kenneth Carpenter, USNR (Decomm. CO)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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