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USS Corbesier (DE 438)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - N - T
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service 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
Corbesier (DE 438) Building and Operational Data:
  • 4 November 1943: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.
  • 13 February 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. G. V. Stewart
  • 31 March 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr W. B. Porter in command
  • 2 July 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
  • 1 December 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 3 December 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    By And/Or Copyright
    Corbesier 122k undated wartime image Steven Mortenson, Corbesier Historian
    (son of crewmember Stanley Mortenson)
    Corbesier 206k

    Corbesier Memorabilia
    Launch Button
    Courtesy of Tom Kermen

    View the USS Corbesier (DE 438) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: R.L. Jones
    Address: 202 McGowan Avenue / Bardstown KY 40004
    Phone: (502) 350-3443

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
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    The Destroyer History Foundation
    USS Corbesier Page on Military.Com
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