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USS Marchand (DE 249)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
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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 - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
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
Marchand (DE 249) Building and Operational Data:
30 December 1942: Keel laid at the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
30 March 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Charles D. Marchand, mother of Fireman First Class Marchand
08 September 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr G. F. Lynch, USCG, in command
15 April 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
02 January 1971: Struck from the NVR
30 January 1974: Sold for scrapping
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Booklet 02 March 1973
Tim Rizzuto and
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Robert C. Allwein (DE 249 Events Coordinator)
Address: 200 St. Luke Dr. (#424) / Lititz PA 17543
Phone: (717) 627-3413
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Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Marchand
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