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USS George (DE 697)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - H - Q - J
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 - WWII Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
George (DE 697) Building and Operational Data:
22 May 1943: Keel laid by the Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Mich.
14 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Harlow F. George, the mother of Seaman Second Class George
20 November 1943: Commissioned at New Orleans, La., Lcdr J. B. Page in command
At war's end, George was assigned to the Pacific Fleet Cruiser-Destroyer Force at San Diego, Cal.
18 September 1957: Assigned as NRT ship, 12th Naval District, at San Francisco, Cal.
8 October 1958: Decommissioned at San Francisco, Cal. after 14.9 years of service, entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Stockton, Cal.
1 November 1969: Struck from the NVR
12 October 1970: Sold for scrapping
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||late 1944: Manus Islands
||Raymond A. LaBarr
||date / location unknown
||George E. Underwood BR1c
||27 August 1947: San Francisco Bay - Bow on view of USS George (DE 697) off Mare Island. (U.S. Navy photo #DE-697-1590-47)
||27 August 1947: San Francisco Bay - Broadside view of USS George (DE 697) off Mare Island. She was in overhaul at the yard from 26 June to 8 September 1947. (U.S. Navy photo #DE-697-1592-47)
||27 August 1947: San Francisco Bay - Stern view of USS George (DE 697) off Mare Island. (U.S. Navy photo #DE-697-1594-47)
||Raymond A. LaBarr
||1953: same as above without text.
||1958: San Francisco Bay (Photo © Allied Photographers, San Francisco, Cal.)
||Robert M. Cieri
View the USS George (DE 697) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: George E. Underwood USN (Ret.)
Address: 3701 Kingfisher Lane / Rolling Meadows Il. 60008-2449
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