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USS La Prade (DE 409)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - J - V - L
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/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
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
La Prade (DE 409) Building and Operational Data:
18 November 1943: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
31 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. J. T. La Prade, mother of the late Lieutenant La Prade
20 April 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr C. M. Fellows in command
11 May 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
15 January 1972: Struck from the NVR
15 January 1973: Sold for scrapping
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View the USS La Prade (DE 409) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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