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USS Cooner (DE 172)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Q - D - P
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 - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 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 / 201
Cooner (DE 172) Building and Operational Data:
22 February 1943: Keel laid by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp., Port Newark, N.J.
23 July 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. I. Cooner
21 August 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr J. M. Stuart in command
25 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
1 July 1972: Stricken from the NVR
1 November 1973: Sold, scrapped
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||memorial photo by Liberty Picture Company 1945, belonging to John's stepfather, Carl Balus Jackson, S1C
View the USS Cooner (DE 172) DANFS history entry
located on the US Naval Historical Center web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Cooner
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