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USS VANCE DE 387
USCGC VANCE WDE 487
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USS VANCE DE387 Page 3
Class Destroyer Escort
Edsall DE129
Displacement 1,250 Tons
Dimensions, 306' (oa) x 36' x 10' 5" (Max)
Armament 3 x 3"/50, 2x 40mmAA, 10x 20mm AA, 3 x 21" TT, 8 DCT's, 2 DC racks.
Machinery, 6,000 SHP; 4 Fairbanks Morse Model 38d81/8 Geared Diesel Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 21 Knots
Crew 186 
  DE387-1944 
USCGC VANCE WDE487 Page 4
Class Destroyer Escort
Edsall DE129
Displacement: 1,253 tons standard;
1,680 tons max. load (1953)
Length: 306 oa
Beam: 367"
Draft: 10' 5' full load
Machinery: 6000 SHP; 4 Fairbanks Morse Model 38d81/8 Geared Diesel Engines, direct reversible, 2 Screws
Range: 10,800 nm at 12 knots
Performance: Max Speed: 20.4 kts (1952) Max Sustained: 19.5 kts, 7,100-mi radius (1952) Economic: 12.0 kts. 13,000-mi radius (1952)
Logistics: Fuel Oil (95%) 97,400 gal
Crew: 186; 9 officers, 2 warrants, 160 enlisted (1952)
Electronics: Detection Radar SC-4, SU-1; Sonar QCT
Armament: 3-3"/50 (single); 8-40mm/60 (1 quad, 2 twin); 4-20mm/80 (twin), 2 depth charge tracks; 8 Y-guns; 1 Hedgehog
Cost $1,539,000 
  WDE487 
USS VANCE DER387 Page 5
Class Destroyer Escort
Edsall DE129
Displacement: 1,253 tons standard;
1,680 tons max. load
Length: 306 oa
Beam: 367"
Draft: 10' 5' full load
Machinery: 6000 SHP; 4 Fairbanks Morse Model 38d81/8 Geared Diesel Engines direct reversible, 2 Screws
Range: 10,800 nm at 12 knots
Top Speed: 21 knots
Complement: 186
Armament: 2-3"/50; 2-tri-mount torpedo tube arrays; 1 depth charge tracks; 1 hedge hog launcher; 50 cal. machine guns 
  DER387-1966 
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Brown Shipbuilding, Houston,TX on April 30, 1943
Launched July 16, 1943
Commissioned at Houston,TX
November 1, 1943
Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, FL February 27, 1946
Loaned to USCG and Recommissioned WDE487 at Green Cove Springs, FL, May 9, 1952
Returned USN and Decommissioned at San Diego,CA April 3, 1954
Reclassified and converted DER387, October 21, 1955
Recommissioned at Vallejo,CA
October 5, 1956
Decommissioned at Vallejo,CA
October 10, 1969
Stricken June 1, 1975
Fate Sunk as target off of California in 1985/? 
  VANCE Target 
     


Questions:
Hedge Hog: Probably replaced 1 forward gun mount.
Does anyone know when?
Main Battery 2-3"/50 read above
Answers
DE SYMBOLS TEV----Turbo-electric drive, 5-inch guns   
WGT---Geared-turbine drive, 5-inch guns   
TE------Turbine-electric drive, 3-inch guns   
FMR--- Geared-diesel, Fairbanks Morse reverse gear drive, 3-inch guns
DET----Diesel-electric tandem-motor drive, Long-hull, 3-inch gun   
GMT---Diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short-hull


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