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USS Swasey (DE 248)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Y - Q - D
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 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
Swasey (DE248) Building and Operational Data:
30 December 1942: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
18 March 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Catherine Stokes
31 August 1943: Commissioned, Lt. H. M. Godsey, USNR, in command
15 March 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
1 November 1972: Stricken from the NVR
30 January 1974: Sold for scrapping
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||18 March 1943: Houston, Tex. - Sideways launch of US DE Swasey at the Brown Shipbuilding yard. [U.S. National Archives Photo, from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)", by Peter Elliott]
Bosnia - Hercegovina
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View the USS Swasey (DE 248) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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