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USS Keith (DE 241)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - X - D - O
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: China Service Medal
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - 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
Keith (DE 241) Building and Operational Data:
04 August 1942: Keel laid as Scott by the Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, Tex.
08 December 1942: Renamed Keith
21 December 1942: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Ellis J. Keith, Sr., mother of Seaman Keith
19 July 1943: Commissioned at Houston, Tex., Lt. D. Cochran in command
20 September 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
01 November 1972: Struck from the NVR
18 January 1974: Sold for scrapping
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||3 January 1946: USS Keith anchored in Shanghai, China. Small souvenir boats called 'sampans' surround her.
||James E. Dunham, Jr.
View the USS Keith (DE 241) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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