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USS Stafford (DE 411)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - V - V
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 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
Stafford (DE 411) Building and Operational Data:
29 November 1943: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co.
11 January 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Miss Flora Stafford
19 April 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr V. H. Craig, Jr., USNR, in command
16 May 1946: Decommissionedat San Diego, Cal.
15 March 1972: Stricken from the NVR
13 June 1973: Sold for scrapping to the National Metal and Steel Corp., Terminal Island, Calif.
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||29 April 1944: Aft plan view of USS Stafford at Mare Island. She was in overhaul at the yard from 4 March until 30 April 1945. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-411-3078-45)
||29 April 1944: Forward plan view. ARD 11, with USS Dionne (DE 261) docked in her, can be seen in the background. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-411-3079-45)
||Stafford, after being hit by a Japanese kamikaze during the raid off Mindoro on 5 January 1945. Although she suffered major damage only two men were killed in this attack. (Photo taken from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War 11", by Theodore Roscoe
||29 April 1945: Vallejo, Cal. - Stafford moored at the Mare Island Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo from the National Archives, courtesy of Chris Wright)
||laidup, Mare Island, November 1967 (Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
View the USS Stafford (DE 411) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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