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USS Moore (DE 240)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - W - V - M
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 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: 8 / 201
Moore (DE 240) Building and Operational Data:
20 July 1942: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
20 December 1942: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Fred Moore, mother of Seaman Fred K. Moore
1 July 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr H. P. Michiels in command
30 June 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
1 August 1973: Struck from the NVR
13 June 1975: Sunk as target off Virginia
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||5 January 1944: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Shot at the New York Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo #F644C5430)
||5 January 1944: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Shot at the New York Navy Yard. The arrow indicates the newly installed SL radar servicing platform and modifications to htje bridge. (U.S. Navy photo #F644C5432)
||14 May 1944: off New York - A bow and stern views of Moore
||14 May 1944: off New York - A port side view of Moore taken off the New York Navy Yard.
||14 May 1944: off New York
||undated wartime image
View the USS Moore (DE 240) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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