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Photo  By  Jason Stevenson for his grandfather, George Stevenson


Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)

3 May 1943: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J.

22 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Edward Micka, widow of Lieutenant Micka

23 September 1943: Commissioned, Lt. G. C. Spencer in command

14 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.

1 August 1965: Stricken

15 May 1967: Sold for scrapping to the Peck Iron & Metal Co. of Portsmouth, Va.

Displacement: 1,240 tons (std) 1,620 tons (full)

Dimensions: 306' (oa), 300' (wl) x 36' 10" x 11' 8" (max)

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.

Machinery: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws.

Speed: 21 knots.

Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots.

Crew: 15/201

Assigned to Escort Division 24, DE 176 MICKA guarded merchantmen and naval supply vessels plying the waters of the eastern Atlantic from Recife, Brazil, to New York until 12 November 1944. She then reported at Recife for 3 months of mid-ocean antisubmarine patrols with the 4th Fleet.


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