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USS Gentry (DE 349)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - J - T - C
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - 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
Gentry (DE 349) Building and Operational Data:
13 December 1943: Keel laid at the Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Tex.
15 February 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Jean Maxine Gentry, sister of 2/Lt. Wayne R. Gentry, USMCR
14 June 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr D. A. Smith in command
02 July 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
15 January 1972: Struck from the NVR
15 January 1973: Sold for scrapping to the National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, Cal.
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||1973: Vallejo, Cal. - 4 DE's (left to right: ex-Gentry DE 349, ex-Kendall C. Campbell DE 443, ex-Hanna DE 449,
ex-Richard W. Seusens DE 342), all heading to the scrap yard. (Photo from the DOD sealed bid offering dated 14 November 1973)
|View the USS Gentry (DE 349) DANFS history entry located
on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
|Gentry's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 14 Jun. 1944 - 07 Jun. 1945||Lcdr. D.A. Smith, USNR
|2.) 07 Jun. 1945 - 02 Jul. 1946||Lcdr. M. Kelly, Jr.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Gentry
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