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USS Mosley (DE 321)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - D - Q
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/ 2 stars - WWII Victory Medal


Specifications:
Class: Edsall
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 8 / 201
Mosley (DE 321) Building and Operational Data:
  • 6 April 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 26 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. A. G. Mosley
  • 30 October 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr James A. Alger, Jr., USCG, in command
  • 15 March 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 2 January 1971: Struck from the NVR
  • 22 August 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    Mosley 497k 2 June 1944: off Brooklyn, N.Y. - A starboard bow view of Mosley taken in misty waters near the New York Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-320 19-N-71089 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of  Chris Wright) Ed Zajkowski
    Mosley 97k October 1945: Underway from Charleston Navy Yard, bound for a week long, Navy Day open house celebration in Brunswick, Ga. Dori Bolen, in honor of her father:
    Grover Clinton Pettigrew
    GM1c, USCG, Plankowner

    View the USS Mosley (DE 321) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Contact Name: Dori Bolen
    E-mail: leo9point@yahoo.com
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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Mosley
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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