|USS Osberg (DE-538)|
|Laid down:||3 November 1943|
|Launched:||7 December 1943|
|Commissioned:||10 December 1945|
|In service:||26 February 1951|
|Out of service:||25 February 1958|
|Struck:||1 August 1972|
|Fate:||sold for scrapping 5 February 1974|
|Length:||306 ft (93 m) (oa)|
|Beam:||36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)|
|Draught:||13 ft 4 in (4.06 m) (max)|
|Propulsion:||2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws|
|Range:||6,000 nm @ 12 knots|
|Complement:||14 officers, 201 enlisted|
|Armament:||2-5"/38, 4 (2x2) 40mmAA, 10-20mm AA, 3-21" TT, 1 Hedgehog, 8 DCT's, 2 DC tracks|
USS Osberg (DE-538) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. The primary purpose of the destroyer escort was to escort and protect ships in convoy, in addition to other tasks as assigned, such as patrol or radar picket.
Post-war decommissioning[edit | edit source]
Osberg was decommissioned in 1947.
Reactivated during Korean War[edit | edit source]
Osberg was recommissioned for duty during the Korean War; however, Navy records do not record her activity.
Final decommissioning[edit | edit source]
Osberg was finally decommissioned 25 February 1958. She was struck from the Navy list on 1 August 1972, and, on 5 February 1974 she was sold for scrapping.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
- NavSource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive - USS Osberg (DE-538)
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