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USS O'Flaherty (DE 340)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - F - V
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon


Specifications:
Class: John C. Butler
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks
Complement: 14 / 201
O'Flaherty (DE 340) Building and Operational Data:
  • 4 October 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 14 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Ensign Lavada M. O’Flaherty, N.N.C., sister of Ens. O’Flaherty
  • 8 April 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr D. W. Farnham in command
  • January 1947: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
  • 1 December 1972: Stricken from the NVR
  • 27 November 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    View the USS O'Flaherty (DE 340) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Rich Sider
    E-mail: siderr@comcast.net
    Or
    Contact Name: Sid Morrow
    E-mail: shishmorrow@verizon.net

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS O'Flaherty
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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