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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

Class: Evarts
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.
  • 02 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. after 1 year and 9 months of service
  • 01 November 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • March 1946: Sold, scrapped
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    60k 27 April 1944: location unknown Billie N. Vasser GM2C
    and his son
    Gary Vasser
    57k 27 April 1944: location unknown - A signalman aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS O'Toole (DE 527).

    (Photo by RM2c Joseph W. Matthews, U.S. Navy from Destroyer Escort Sailors Assoc.)
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom

    O'Toole History
    View the USS O'Toole (DE 527) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    O'Toole's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 22 Jan. 1944 - 26 Aug. 1944 Lcdr. Joseph G. Enzensperger Jr., USNR (Comm. CO) (NROTC '18) (Berkeley, Cal.)
    2.) 26 Aug. 1944 - 10 Oct. 1945 Lcdr. Victor Stalworth Mauldin, USN (USNA '41) (New London, Conn.)

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    The Destroyer History Foundation
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