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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE *

103)DE 192 EISNER



Photo www.navsource.org By Jim Spittel.


CLASS: CANNON


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


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.


23 September 1943: Keel laid by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp., Port Newark, N.J.


12 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Lester Eisner, Jr., sister-in-law of Lieutenant (junior grade) Eisner


1 January 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr D. McVickar, USNR, in command


5 July 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.


1 March 1951: Transferred (MAP) to Netherlands, renamed MNLMS De Zeeuw (F-810)


7 March 1951: Stricken from the NVR


15 December 1967: Returned to U.S. custody


February 1968: Sold, scrapped


Destroyer Escort Eisner stood out of New York 19 March to join Task Group 27.4 underway to Recife , Brazil with DE 193 GARFIELD THOMAS and Cve 67 Solomons proceeded zigzagging on bow of Solomons . On 25 march, one plane crashed into flight deck of Solomons . Crew picked up by Eisner and treated by CD 55 doctor. Plane sunk. Task group dissolved on 31 Mar. when Eisner and Garfield Thomas proceeded to Recife. Reached Recife on 2 Apr. Departed on April 3rd.


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