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USS Waterman (DE 740)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 7 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star


Specifications:
Class: Cannon
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 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 / 201
Waterman (DE 740) Building and Operational Data:
  • 24 February 1943: Keel laid at the Western Steel and Pipe Co., San Pedro, Cal.
  • 20 June 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. June M. Waterman, the widow of Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Waterman
  • 30 November 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr W. B. Hinds, USNR, in command
  • 31 May 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 18 April 1952: Stricken from the NVR
  • 21 February 1952: Transferred (MDAP) to Peru, renamed BAP Aguirre (D-2) (changed to DE-2, 1959; to DE-62, 1960)
  • 1974: Sunk as target during Exocet Missile test
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    Waterman 41k undated DESA Archives
    Waterman 56k circa 1959: BAP Aguirre at anchor. (Official Peruvian Navy Photo; From "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1959-60") Robert Hurst
    Waterman 67k circa 1960: BAP Aguirre at anchor, location unknown. (Official Peruvian Navy Photo; From "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1961-62")
    Waterman 52k as BAP Aguirre (DE-62), circa 1967

    View the USS Waterman (DE 740) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Waterman
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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