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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
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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||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)
||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)
||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.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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