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USS Dale W. Peterson (DE 337)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - S - Q
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory 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
Dale W. Peterson (DE 337) Building and Operational Data:
  • 25 October 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 22 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. N. F. Peterson, mother of Ensign Peterson
  • 17 February 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr A. A. Hero, USNR, in command
  • 27 March 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 2 January 1971: Stricken from the NVR
  • 10 April 1972: Sold for scrapping
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    Dale W. Peterson 155k July 1944: Lcdr A.A. Hero, CO of the destroyer escort USS Dale W. Peterson (DE 337) at Naples, Italy. (Photograph taken by RT1c Herbert Meyerson) Robert Hurst
    Dale W. Peterson 136k January 1945: Casco Bay, Me. - Officers "at the helm" of the destroyer escort USS Dale W. Peterson at Casco Bay while on "Shakedown Cruise". The officers are from L to R: A. A. Hero, Albert.S. Bigelow, and Exec Officer Bower. (Photograph taken by RT1c Herbert Meyerson while assigned to the DE 337)
    Dale W. Peterson 48k September 1945: entering San Diego Harbor LeRoy W. Robbins

    View the USS Dale W. Peterson (DE 337) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
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    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Dale W. Peterson
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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