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USS O'Toole (DE 527)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - U - J
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 - 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 - 1.1"/75 cal. Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 9 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
O'Toole (DE 527) Building and Operational Data:
25 September 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
2 November 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. John A. O’Toole
22 January 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr J. G. Enzensperger, Jr., in command
18 October 1945: Decommissioned at Charleston, S.C.
1 November 1945: Stricken from the NVR
March 1946: Sold, scrapped
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||April 27 1944: location unknown
||Billie N. Vasser GM2C
and his son
View the USS O'Toole (DE 527) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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