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USS O'Flaherty (DE-340)
United States Navy
Destroyer Escort
Surface Vessel
1943 - 1947
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Members Who Served in This Unit

Keisling, Bethel Ray, S1c
USN Veteran
Service Years
1944 - 1945
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Primary Unit
USS Bancroft (DD-598)
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Unit Description

USS O'Flaherty (DE 340)

Class: John C. Butler 
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns) 
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full) 
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa) 
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme) 
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit) 
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws 
Speed: 24 kts 
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots 
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks 
Complement: 14 / 201
O'Flaherty (DE 340) Building and Operational Data:
  • 04 October 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 14 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Ensign Lavada M. Oċ·½laherty, N.N.C., sister of Ens. Oċ·½laherty
  • 08 April 1944: Commissioned at Orange, Tex., Lcdr. D. W. Parnham, USNR, in command
  • January 1947: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2.5 years of service
  • 01 December 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 27 November 1973: Sold for scrapping

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