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USS Traw (DE 350)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - T - F
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
Traw (DE 350) Building and Operational Data:
19 December 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
12 February 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Jennie Traw, mother of Sgt. London L. Traw, USMC
20 June 1944: Commissioned at City Docks, Orange, Tex., Lcdr James T. Kilbreth, Jr., USNR, in command
07 June 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 1 year and 11⅔ months of service
01 August 1967: Struck from the NVR
17 August 1968: Sunk as a target during Operation StrikEx 3-68, by gunfire from USS Bausell (DD 845) off Baja California, Mexico.
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||undated wartime image (Jacob's grandfather, James Fleming, served in Traw)
|View the USS Traw (DE 350) DANFS history entry located
on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
|View the official War History of USS Traw as submitted by the ship at war's end.
|Traw's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 20 Jun. 1944 - .. .... 1945||Lcdr. James T. Kilbreth, Jr., USNR
|1.) .. .... 1945 - 07 Jun. 1946||Lcdr. R. A. Norelius, USNR
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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