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USS Bridget (DE-1024)
USS Bridget (DE-1024)
Career
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 & 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: • 1 × 3"/50 caliber guns
• 1 × Squid ASW mortar
• 6 × 324 mm (12.8 in) Mark 32 torpedo tubes
Mark 46 torpedoes
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[]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

  1. Alsleben, Allan (1999-2000). "US Patrol Wing 10 in the Dutch East Indies, 1942". Dutch East Indies Campaign website. http://www.dutcheastindies.webs.com/patrol_wing10.html. 

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