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USS McGinty
Posted by: Julie McGinty Hassinger (ID *****4189) Date: April 13, 2004 at 22:11:09
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The USS McGinty was built on May 3,1944; launched on August 5th, 1944; commissioned on September 25th, 1944;Decommissioned January 15, 1947; Recommissioned March 28, 1951.Decommissioned September19, 1959, placed "In Service" as a unit of the Select Reserve ASW Force
Assigned to NRT, 13th Naval District at Portland OR, September 1959
Recommissioned October 2, 1961 for the Berlin Crisis, Decommissioned and placed "in service" August 1, 1962
Resumed NRT duties Portland OR 1 August 1962
Placed "Out of Service" September23, 1968; Stricken September 23,1968
Sold for scrapping October27, 1969
She was of the John C. Butler class, a WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns) type.306' x 36' 10" x 13'4" Armament: 2-5"/38, 4 (2x2) 40mmAA, 10-20mm AA, 3-21" TT, 1 Hedgehog, 8 DCT's, 2 DC tracks
Machinery: 2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 knots Range: 6000 nm@12 knots Crew: 14 / 201





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