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DE-56 / IX-182 Donnell

Buckley Class Destroyer Escort: Laid down at Bethlehem Steel Co., Hingham, MA.; Launched, 13 March 1943; Commissioned USS Donnell (DE-56), 26 June 1943; While bound for Londonderry, struck by torpedo, and explosion by her own depth charges blew off stern, 3 May 1944, 29 killed, 25 wounded; Placed In-commission-in-reserve, 20 June 1944 at Lisahally, Northern Ireland; Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary a barracks ship (IX-182), 15 July 1944; Decommissioned, 23 October 1945 at Philadelphia Navy Yard; Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown); Final disposition, sold 29 April 1946, fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 1,400 t.; Length 306'; Beam 37'; Draft 9' 5"; Speed 24kts; Complement 186; Armament three single 3"/50 dp gun mounts, four 1.1" AA gun mounts, eight 20mm gun mounts, three 21" TT, eight depth charge projectors, one depth charge projector (hedgehog), two depth charge tracks;Propulsion, two GE turbines with electric drive, twin screws..
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