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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

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:
  • 04 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
  • 08 April 1944: Commissioned at Orange, Tex., Lcdr. D. W. Farnham, USNR, in command
  • January 1947: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years and 9 months of service
  • 01 December 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 27 November 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    O'Flaherty 109k 08 June 1944: USS O'Flaherty (DE 340) is seen from the port side at Boston wearing MS31/22D camouflage scheme.
    (U.S. Navy Photo # 80-G-382850 from the United States National Archives)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.

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    O'Flaherty History
    View the USS O'Flaherty (DE 340) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS O'Flaherty as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    O'Flaherty's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 08 Apr. 1944 – 30 Jan. 1945Lcdr. Duane Wesley Farnham, USNR (Comm. CO)
    2.) 30 Jan. 1945 - .. .... 1946Lcdr. Paul Litchfield Callan, USNR

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Rich Sider
    Contact Name: Sid Morrow

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    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS O'Flaherty
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