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USS Cabana (DE 260)

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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

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. Esther Cabana of New Bedford, Mass., mother of Machinist Napoleon Joseph Cabana
  • 09 July 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr. R. L. Bence, USNR, in command
  • 06 January 1946: Decommissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Cal. after 2 years and 6 months of service
  • 21 January 1946: Struck from the NVR
  • 13 May 1947: Sold, scrapped
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    124k USS Cabana (DE 260) photographed during her World War II service, circa 1943-45.

    (U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 78753 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Archive Manager
    DE / FF / LCS Archive
    361k 18 May 1945: Off Mare Island Navy Yard.

    (U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 78753 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    59k 18 May 1945: USS Cabana (DE 260) off Mare Island Navy Yard.

    (U.S. Navy Photo)
    89k 18 May 1945: Stern view of Cabana off Mare Island.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-260-3657-45)
    Darryl Baker
    PNCM, USNR (ret.)

    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    59k 18 May 1945: Broadside view of Cabana off Mare Island. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 12 April until 28 May 1945.
    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)
    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)
    101k 26 May 1945: Aft plan view.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-260-4023-45)
    107k 26 May 1945: Midships plan view.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-260-4024-45)

    Cabana History
    View the USS Cabana (DE 260) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.
    View the official War History of USS Cabana as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Cabana's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 09 Jul. 1943 - 11 Feb. 1945Lcdr. Robert L. Bence, USNR (Clinton, In.)
    2.) 11 Feb. 1945 - 24 Oct. 1945Lcdr. Frederick I. Sutton, USNR (Greensboro, N.C.)
    3.) 24 Oct. 1945 - 06 Jan. 1946Lt. Harvey M. Love, USNR

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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