Launching

June 6 1943


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      DE 739 Bangust (Cannon Class)
      Laid down by Western Pipe and Steel, Los Angeles (San Pedro) California: February 11 1943.
      Launched: June 6 1943
      Commissioned: October 30 1943.


      Cannon Class (DET) 1942. (72 Ships - 31 Built)
      Displacement: 1240 tons
      Dimensions:
      Length: 306'
      Beam: 36' 7"
      Draft: 11' 8" max
      Armament: 3x 3"/50AA, 2x 40MM, 10x 20MM, 3x 21"TT 3x1, 1 Hedgehog, 8 DCT, 2 DC Racks
      Machinery: 6,000 BHP, 4 G.M. Model 16-278A Diesel Engines With Electric Drive 2 screws.
      Speed: 21. kts.
      Crew: 186


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