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USS Delbert W. Halsey (DE 310)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - J - D - A
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
Delbert W. Halsey (DE 310) Building and Operational Data:
  • 2 August 1943: Keel laid by the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Cal.
  • 11 April 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Anna Halsey, mother of Ensign Halsey
  • 5 September 1945: Cancelled while Incomplete
  • 25 September - 3 October 1945: Docked in dry dock #1, cut in two in prep for scrapping; scrapped onsite at Mare Island
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    D.W. Halsey 79k 11 April 1944: Mrs. Anna Halsey (Sponsor) holds the christening bottle prior to the launching of USS Delbert W. Halsey (DE 310) at Mare Island. Mrs. Robert Bathiant (Matron of Honor) sister of Delbert W. Halsey is seen to the right. (U.S. Navy photo #DE-310-2265-44) Darryl Baker
    D.W. Halsey 90k 11 April 1944: Mrs. Anna Halsey (Sponsor) christens the USS Delbert W. Halsey. Left to right: Radm M. S. Tisdale (Shipyard Commandant, Mrs. Anna Halsey (Sponsor) and Mrs. Robert Bathiant (Matron of Honor). (U.S. Navy photo #DE-310-2274-44)
    D.W. Halsey 105k 3 July 1944: Bow view of Delbert W. Halsey. USS Ely (DE 309) is outboard of Halsey. (U.S. Navy photo #DE-310-4147-44)
    D.W. Halsey 136k 3 July 1944: Stern view of Delbert W. Halsey. USS Ely (DE 309) is outboard of Halsey. (U.S. Navy photo #DE-310-4173-44)

    View the USS Delbert W. Halsey (DE 310) 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.
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