USS Bridget (DE-1024)

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USS Bridget (DE-1024)
History
United States
Name: USS Bridget
Namesake: Francis Joseph Bridget
Laid down: 19 September 1955
Launched: 25 April 1956
Commissioned: 24 October 1957
Decommissioned: September 1968
Struck: 12 November 1973
Fate: Sold for scrap
General characteristics
Class and type: Dealey-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,877 long tons (1,907 t) full load
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: 21 knots (24 mph; 39 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km) at 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 170
Armament:
Service record

USS Bridget (DE-1024) was a Dealey-class destroyer escort in the United States Navy. She was named for Francis Joseph Bridget, a naval aviator who served on the Commander's Staff of Patrol Wing 10[1] during the Japanese attack on the Philippines on 8 December 1941. He was taken prisoner with the American forces on Bataan and was killed 15 December 1944 when a Japanese prison ship in which he was embarked was sunk off Olongapo, Luzon, Philippine Islands.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

  1. ^ Alsleben, Allan (1999–2000). "US Patrol Wing 10 in the Dutch East Indies, 1942". Dutch East Indies Campaign website. 

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