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Austin

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassEvarts-class Destroyer Escort
Builder NameMare Island Navy Yard
Laid Down14 Mar 1942
Launched25 Sep 1942
Decommissioned21 Dec 1945
Displacement1,140 tons standard; 1,430 tons full
Length289 feet
Beam35 feet
Draft12 feet
MachineryDiesel-electric drive with tandem-motor drive
Power Output6,000 SHP
Speed21 knots
Range4,150nm at 12 knots
Crew198
Armament3x3in, 2x40mm, 9x20mm, 1 hedgehog, 2 depth charge tracks, 8 K gun projectors

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Austin Operational Timeline

21 Dec 1945 Austin was decommissioned from service.




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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. shelley says:
30 Jun 2010 08:13:46 PM

I have a journal written by my late father in law that documents from 1 1944 to 6 1944 aboard the austin. He served on aleast 2 other ships during the war.
2. James J. Rotschafer says:
22 Nov 2010 12:00:54 PM

any images???

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