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USS Ira Jeffery (DE 63 / APD 44)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Ira Jeffery (DE 63) Building and Operational Data:
13 February 1943: Keel laid as Jeffery by the Bethlehem Steel Corp. Hingham, Mass.
15 May 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. D. C. Jeffery, mother of Ensign Jeffery
29 July 1943: Renamed Ira Jeffery
15 August 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr R. A. Fitch in command
23 February 1945: Reclassified APD 44, converted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
18 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
1 June 1960: Stricken from the NVR
July 1962: Sunk as a target
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||July 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Ira Jeffery (DE 63) on training exercises off Montauk Point, New York. Picture is from the National Archives and was taken by an aircraft from NAS New York at a height of 300 feet.
||Everett N. Schrader SoM1/c
||July 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - Taken off Montauk Point, Long Island by an aircraft from NAS New York.
View the USS Ira Jeffery (DE 63) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Everett N. Schrader
Address: 3800 Snowden Hill Road / New Hartford NY 13413
Phone: (315) 737-9788
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