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USS Smartt (DE 257)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - G - D - S
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal European - Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 - 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 - 1.1"/75 cal. Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 9 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
Smartt (DE 257) Building and Operational Data:
10 January 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
22 February 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. W. H. Thompson
18 June 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr W. B. Pendleton in command
5 October 1945: Decommissioned at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
24 October 1945: Stricken from the NVR
12 July 1946: Sold, scrapped
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||1943: off Hingham, Mass. - Two port beam views of Smartt taken in Boston Harbor while she was completing at the Boston Navy Yard.
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-257 19-N-70379 from the National Archives and Records Administration, courtesy of Chris Wright)
(U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-257 19-N-70380 from the National Archives and Records Administration, courtesy of Chris Wright)
||Smartt highlining with Walter S. Brown (DE 258) (Photo from Christopher's Dad, MM1 Christopher J. Schmitt, who was aboard Brown)
||Christopher J. Schmitt
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located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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