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USS Eisner (DE 192)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - F - E - U
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Class: Cannon
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
Eisner (DE 192) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 September 1943: Keel laid by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp., Port Newark, N.J.
  • 12 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Lester Eisner, Jr., sister-in-law of Lieutenant (junior grade) Eisner
  • 01 January 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr D. McVickar, USNR, in command
  • 05 July 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 6 months of service
  • 01 March 1951: Transferred (MAP) to Netherlands, renamed MNLMS De Zeeuw (F-810)
  • 07 March 1951: Struck from the NVR
  • 15 December 1967: Returned to U.S. custody
  • February 1968: Sold, scrapped
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    143k 12 December 1943: Port Newark, N.J. - USS Eisner (DE 192) being christened by Mrs. Lester Eisner Jr., sister-in-law of the ship's namesake. S. Dale Hargrave
    Newport News, Va.
    143k 16 January 1944: at sea - Photo by an aircraft from Naval Air Station New York, New York. Jim Spittel
    72k circa 1961: MNLMS De Zeeuw (F-810, ex-USS Eisner DE 192) underway, location unknown.

    (Royal Netherlands Navy photo; from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1961-62")
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom

    Eisner History
    View the USS Eisner (DE 192) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Eisner's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 01 Jan. 1944 - 01 Oct. 1944Lcdr. Donald McVickar, USNR (comm.)
    2.) 01 Oct. 1944 - 02 May 1946Lcdr. Douglas H. Lay, USNR
    3.) 02 May 1946 - 05 Jul. 1946Lt.(jg) James M. Considine, USNR (decomm.)

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