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USS Strickland (DE 333)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - M - J
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactively) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

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
Strickland (DE 333) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 August 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 2 November 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Everett Strickland
  • 10 January 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr A. J. Hopkins in command
  • 15 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 29 March 1951: Towed to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for conversion to DER
  • 1 October 1951: Reclassified DER 333
  • 2 February 1952: Recommissioned at Norfolk, Va., assigned to Newport, R.I. as a unit of Escort Squadron 16
  • July 1957: Homeport assignment changed to Pearl Harbor, Hi.
  • 17 June 1959: Decommissioned
  • 1 December 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 13 August 1974: Sold for scrapping to the West Waterway Lumber Co., Seattle, Wash. (Bid $232,896.00 for DER 147, DER 333, and LFR 1)
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    Strickland 217k Summer 1957: preparing for high-line transfer (All Three Photos © Jim Young), as DER 333 Jim Young, ETR2
    Strickland 179k
    Strickland 182k
    Strickland 88k 1959, at Pearl Harbor Pete Schonenberg, Cdr, USN (ret.)
    XO/Nav '59 - '60
    via Bob Hall

    View the USS Strickland (DE 333) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Al Trey
    Address: 1 Shadow Lane / Ormond Beach FL 32174
    E-mail: Al Trey

    Alternate Contact Name: Joel Weinstein
    E-mail: Joel Weinstein

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Strickland
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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