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USS Poole (DE 151)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - P - G - P
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal

Class: Edsall
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 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: 8 / 201
Poole (DE 151) Building and Operational Data:
  • 13 February 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Tex.
  • 08 May 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Minor Herndon Poole, mother of Minor Butler Poole
  • 29 September 1943: Commissioned, Cmdr. R. D. Dean, USCG, in command
  • 29 January 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2.3 years of service
  • 02 January 1971: Struck from the NVR
  • 23 January 1974: Sold for scrapping to the Southern Scrap Materials Corp., New Orleans, La.
  • 30 January 1974: Removed from U.S. Navy custody
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    Poole 110k undated wartime image Don Macchia, MOMM2c
    Poole 41k undated wartime image Robert Hurst

    View the USS Poole (DE 151) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Poole's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 29 Sep. 1943 - 18 May 1944Cmdr. Ralph D. Dean, USCG (comm.)
    2.) 18 May 1944 - 16 Apr. 1945Lcdr. Louis MacLane Thayer, Jr., USCG (Butte, Mont.) (ret. as Radm.)
    3.) 16 Apr. 1945 - 29 Jan. 1946Lt. Peter J. Butvidas, USCG (decomm.)

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