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USS Swenning (DE 394)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - G - R
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Presidential Unit Citation - American Campaign Medal w/ 1 star
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - WWII Victory Medal
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 8 / 201
Swenning (DE 394) Building and Operational Data:
17 July 1943: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
13 September 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Hertha Rhode, fiancée of Shipfitter Second Class Gust Junior Swenning
01 December 1943: Commissioned, Lt. Richard E. Peek, Jr., USNR, in command
18 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 6⅔ months of service
01 July 1972: Struck from the NVR
17 January 1974: Sold for scrapping to the Northern Metals Co., of Philadelphia, Pa.
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||Harold S. Deal|
Phm 1/c, USS Liddle
from his grandson
|View the USS Swenning (DE 394) DANFS history entry located
on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
|View the official War History of USS Swenning as submitted by the ship at war's end.
|Swenning's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 10 Dec. 1943 – 02 Nov. 1945||Lt. / Lcdr. Richard E. Peek, USNR (Comm. CO) (Buffalo, N.Y.)
|2.) 02 Nov. 1945 -||Lt. Harris Sawyer Richardson, Jr., USNR (Winchester, Mass.)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Tin Can Sailors
The U.S. Navy Memorial
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
The Destroyer History Foundation
USS Swenning Unit Page on Military.Com
Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Swenning
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