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USS Weaver (DE 741)


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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/ 8 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
Weaver (DE 741) Building and Operational Data:
  • 13 March 1943: Keel laid by the Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, Cal.
  • 4 July 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. John Franklin Weaver, mother of Seaman Weaver
  • 31 December 1943: Commissioned at Los Angeles, Lcdr R. S. Paret, USNR, in command
  • 29 May 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 21 February 1952: Transferred (MDAP) to Peru, renamed BAP Rodriguez (F-63) (stricken and broken up after 1980)
  • 18 April 1952: Stricken from the NVR
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    Weaver 70kb undated Albert J. Lavoie MOMM 3c
    Weaver 39kb as BAP Rodriguez (F-63), circa 1967 Robert Hurst

    View the USS Weaver (DE 741) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

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