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USS Dionne (DE 261)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - G - W -X
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 - Asia-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 6 stars - WWII 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
Dionne (DE 261) 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. L. A. Dionne, mother of Ensign Dionne
16 July 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr R. S. Paret, USNR, in command
18 January 1946: Decommissioned at San Francisco, Cal.
7 February 1946: Stricken from the NVR
12 June 1947: Sold, scrapped
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||19 May 1945: Forward plan view of Dionne at Mare Island. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-261-3800-45)
||21 May 1945: Broadside view of Dionne. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 16 April until 28 May 1945. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-261-3811-45)
||21 May 1945
||Karl E. Kempe MM 3/c (1944-1945)
View the USS Dionne (DE 261) 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.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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