Dealey-class destroyer escort

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USS Dealey (DE-1006)
USS Dealey (DE-1006)
Class overview
Operators:  United States Navy
 Uruguayan Navy
 Colombian Navy
Preceded by: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
Succeeded by: Claud Jones-class destroyer escort
Built: 1952–1957
In commission: 1954–1994
Completed: 13
Preserved: 1
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,270 long tons (1,290 t)
Length: 314 ft 6 in (95.86 m)
Beam: 36 ft 9 in (11.20 m)
Draft: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Foster-Wheeler boilers
1 × De Laval geared turbine
20,000 shp (15 MW)
1 shaft
Speed: 25 knots (29 mph; 46 km/h)
Complement: 170
Armament: 4 × 3"/50 caliber guns
4 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes
2 × ASW torpedo racks
2 × Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar
2 × DCT (K-guns)

The Dealey class destroyer escorts were the first post-World War II escort ships built for the United States Navy.

Slightly faster and larger than the escort destroyers of the previous era, they were fitted with twin-mounted 3 inch guns, ASW rockets, a depth charge rack and 6 depth charge launchers. There were later modernizations that removed the ASW rockets and the depth charges in favor of nuclear-capable anti-submarine rocket launchers and torpedo mounts which fired lighter homing torpedoes.

They were decommissioned in 1972 and 1973 in favor of the Knox class frigate. USS Dealey (DE-1006) and USS Hartley (DE-1029) were sold at surplus to other countries in 1972, with the remainder of the class being sold for scrap.

Ships[edit]

Name Number Builder Commissioned-
Decommission
Fate
Dealey DE-1006 Bath Iron Works 1954-1972 Transferred to Uruguay as ROU 18 De Julio (DE-3)
Cromwell DE-1014 Bath Iron Works 1954-1972 Sold for scrap
Hammerberg DE-1015 Bath Iron Works 1955-1973 Sold for scrap
Courtney DE-1021 Defoe Shipbuilding 1956-1973 Sold for scrap
Lester DE-1022 Defoe Shipbuilding 1957-1972 Sold for scrap
Evans DE-1023 Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging 1957-1968 Sold for scrap
Bridget DE-1024 Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging 1957-1968 Sold for scrap
Bauer DE-1025 Bethlehem Steel, Alameda 1957-1973 Sold for scrap
Hooper DE-1026 Bethlehem Steel, Alameda 1958-1968 Sold for scrap
John Willis DE-1027 New York Shipbuilding 1957-1972 Sold for scrap
Van Voorhis DE-1028 New York Shipbuilding 1957-1972 Sold for scrap
Hartley DE-1029 New York Shipbuilding 1957-1972 Sold to Colombia as ARC Boyaca (DE-16)
Joseph K. Taussig DE-1030 New York Shipbuilding 1957-1972 Sold for scrap

See also[edit]

Media related to Dealey class destroyer escorts at Wikimedia Commons

The ARC Boyaca remains are in a junk yard at the city of Guatape department of Antioquia.

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