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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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||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)
Port Angeles, Wash.
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|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
|1.) 08 Apr. 1944 – 30 Jan. 1945||Lcdr. Duane Wesley Farnham, USNR (Comm. CO)
|2.) 30 Jan. 1945 - .. .... 1946||Lcdr. Paul Litchfield Callan, USNR
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Rich Sider
Contact Name: Sid Morrow
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Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS O'Flaherty
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