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USS Cabana (DE 260)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - G - S - N
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asia-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 7 stars - WWII Victory Medal


Specifications:
Class: Evarts
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
Cabana (DE 260) Building and Operational Data:
  • 27 January 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 10 March 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. E. Cabana
  • 9 July 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr R. L. Bence, USNR, in command
  • 6 January 1946: Decommissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Cal.
  • 21 January 1946: Stricken from the NVR
  • 13 May 1947: Sold, scrapped
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    Cabana 59k 18 May 1945: off Mare Island NSY (U.S. Navy Photo) -
    Cabana 89k 18 May 1945: Stern view of Cabana off Mare Island. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-260-3657-45) Darryl Baker
    Cabana 57k 18 May 1945: Off Mare Island Navy Yard (U.S. Navy Photo) -
    Cabana 59k 18 May 1945: Broadside view of Cabana off Mare Island. She was in overhaul at Mare Island form 12 April until 28 May 1945. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-260-365*-45) Darryl Baker
    Cabana 83k 26 May 1945: Aft plan view of Cabana at Mare Island. Note the new quad 40mm gun mount (white circle) installed during the overhaul. USS William C. Miller (DE 259) is inboard. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-260-3813-45)
    Cabana 179k 26 May 1945: Forward plan view. Areas modified are indicated by black circles. William C. Miller is inboard. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-260-3814-45)
    Cabana 101k 26 May 1945: Aft plan view. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-260-4023-45)
    Cabana 107k 26 May 1945: Aft plan view. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-260-4024-45)
    Cabana 49k World War II service, circa 1943-45 (U.S. Navy Photo) -

    View the USS Cabana (DE 260) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
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