|WDE||487||Coast Guard Destroyer Escort|
|DER||387||Destroyer Escort Radar Picket|
DE-387 Vance (Edsall Class)
The information below is from:
A Texas built DE, one of forty-seven diesel-powered FMR's Turned out by Consolidated Steel at Orange. The Brown Yard at Houston built thirty-eight sisters.
The Destroyer Escort Roster honors many Heroes of this War. Five hundred and sixty-five DE's and APD-conversions are slated to complete. A few were still building in early 1945. Completion's already double the last war's flush-decker programs. Many inland fabricators and seventeen shipyards participated in the DE effort. Typically, a Colorado iron works pre-fabricated sections of DE's erected at the Mare Island Yard. On an even larger scale inland outfits participated in the huge Landing Craft programs that ran with and followed the DE programs. The DE's break into long and short-hull classes, further divided by machinery types.
FMR CLASS DE's Hull Numbers 238-255, 316-338, 382-401
Through Summer 1943 Navies and Air Forces gained control of the Atlantic. As the U-Boat menace waned the DE program was curtailed. Landing Craft for the invasion of Europe took top priority. contracts for 305 DE's were canceled in September October 1943.
This was the armament in 1965 does anyone know when the changes took place?
Depth Charges When was the depth charge rack mounted?
Hedge Hog Probably replaced 1 forward gun mount. Does anyone know when?
Main Battery 2-3"/50 read above
Information from other sites More infomation at: VANCE ~ NavSource Online
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