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USS Jack W. Wilke (DE 800)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Y - M - S
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - WWII Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
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
Jack W. Wilke (DE 800) Building and Operational Data:
18 October 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Tex.
18 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Joe H. Wilke, mother of Ens. Wilke
7 March 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Robert D. Lowther in command
24 May 1960: Decommissioned at Key West, Fla.
1 August 1972: Stricken from the NVR
4 March 1974: Sold for scrap to the Union Metals & Alloys Corp., New York, N.Y.
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||20 June 1952: as trials ship for the Operational Development Force
||February 1960: Key West, Florida
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USS Slater Memorial
View the USS Jack W. Wilke (DE 800) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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