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USS Abercrombie (DE 343)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - N - P
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: 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
Abercrombie (DE 343) Building and Operational Data:
08 November 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
14 January 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. C. W. Abercrombie, mother of the late Ens. Abercrombie
01 May 1944: Commissioned at the Orange City Dock, Lcdr. Bernard H. Katschinski, USNR, in command
15 June 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years and 1½ months of service
01 May 1967: Struck from the NVR
07 January 1968: Sunk as target off California sunk by the guns, missiles, and aircraft of a task group built around USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31).
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DE Historical Museum
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|View the USS Abercrombie (DE 343) DANFS history entry located
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|View the official War History of USS Abercrombie as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Abercrombie's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 01 May 1944 – 29 May 1945||Lcdr. Bernard H. Katschinski, USNR (Comm. CO)
|2.) 29 May 1945 - 14 Oct. 1945||Lt./Lcdr John R. Hicks, USNR
|3.) 14 Oct. 1945 - .. .... 1946||Lcdr. Edward Matthews Higgins Jr., USN
|4.) .. .... 1946 - 15 Jun. 1946||Lcdr. Augustus Knight Jr., USN (Decomm. CO)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Homer Dumont, president, Abercrombie Association
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