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         The destroyer escorts of TG 22.3 were of the Edsall and Buckley class. These classes were nearly identical except for their propulsion. The Edsall class was powered by four diesel engines which powered two shafts through reduction gears. The Buckley class was powered by two steam turbines which powered two electric generators which in turn powered two electric motors which powered two shafts.
 
Statistics
 
Class Edsall
   
Ships Pillsbury (DE-133), Pope (DE-134), Flaherty (DE-135), Chatelain (DE-149)
                                       
Engines 4 - Fairbanks-Morse model 38D8-1/8-10 Diesels (FMR) rated @ 1,500 hp/each Reverse Gear Drive (DRD)
Horsepower 6,000 shaft horsepower on two Shafts/two Screws
Endurance 11,500 nautical miles @ 11 knots
Max Speed 21 Knots
Fuel Capacity 279 tons
Length 306 feet
Beam 36 feet, 10 inches
Draft 12 feet 4 inches
Displacement (Std) 1,400 tons
Displacement (War) 1,720 tons
Complement 216 except for Chatelain 186
Weapons (Initial) 3 - 3"/50 Caliber dual purpose guns, Mk 21
  1- 1.1"/75 Quad Barrel Machine Cannon, Mk 2
  6 - 20 mm, Mk 1
  1 - Triple 21" Torpedo Launcher
  2 - Depth Charge Tracks
  8 - K-Guns, Mk 6, Mod 1
  1 - Hedgehog, Mk 10
 
 
Class Buckley
   
Ships Jenks (DE-665)
                                       
Engines 2 - General Electric steam driven turbo-electric geared turbines, 4,600 Kilowatts (Turbine-Electric drive (TE)). Hulls 789-800 could have either a Westinghouse or General Motor turbines with a turbine reduction drive.
Horsepower 12,000 shaft horsepower on two Shafts / Two Screws
Endurance 5,500 nautical miles @ 15 knots, 6,000 nautical miles @ 12 knots.
Max Speed 24 Knots
Fuel Capacity 378 tons
Length 306 feet
Beam 36 feet, 10 inches
Draft 14 feet
Displacement (Std) 1,200 tons
Displacement (War) 1,490 tons
Complement 186
Weapons (Initial) 3 - 3"/50 Caliber dual purpose guns, Mk 21
  1- 40 mm, Mk 2
  8 - 20 mm, Mk 1
  1 - Triple 21" Torpedo Launcher
  2 - Depth Charge Tracks
  8 - K-Guns, Mk 6, Mod 1
  1 - Hedgehog, Mk 10
 
 USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
 
         The second Pillsbury (DE-133) was laid down by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex., 18 July 1942; launched 10 January 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Elsie G. Richardson; and commissioned 7 June 1943, Lt. Comdr. W. Parker, USNR, in command. (Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)
 
USS Pillsbury, 29 August 1943, prior to her assignment to Task Group 21.12 or Task Group 22.3
 
USS Pope (DE-134)
 
        The second Pope (DE-134) was laid down by Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Tex. 14 July 1942; launched 12 January 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Rae W. Fabens; and commissioned 25June 1943, Comdr. Frederick Sherman Hall in command. (Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)
 
USS Pope ready for sideways launching at Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Texas, 12 January 1943
 
Sponsor, Mrs. Rae W. Fabens and Party, at launching, 12 January 1943
 
USS Pillsbury (DE-133) and USS Pope (DE-134) fitting out at Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Texas, 5 March 1943
 
USS Pope underway in the Atlantic during the fifth ASW Cruise of the USS Guadalcanal, October 1944
 
USS Flaherty (DE-135)
 
        Flaherty (DE-135) was launched 17 January 1943 by Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.; sponsored by Mrs. J. J. Flaherty, sister-in-law of Ensign Flaherty; and commissioned 26 June 1943, Lieutenant Commander M. W. Firth in command. (Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)
 
USS Flaherty ready for sideways launching at Consolidated Steel Co., Orange, Texas, 17 January 1943
 
Mrs. John J. Flaherty christens the USS Flaherty, 17 January 1943
 
Sponsor, Mrs. John J. Flaherty, and Party at the launching, 17 January 1943
 
Sponsor, Mrs John J. Flaherty at the launching, 17 January 1943
 
USS Flaherty underway in the Atlantic during the fifth ASW Cruise of the USS Guadalcanal, October 1944
 
USS Chatelain (DE-149)
 
        Chatelain (DE-149) was launched 21 April 1943 by Consolidated Steel Corp. of Texas, Orange, Tex.; sponsored by Mrs. L. T. Chatelain ; commissioned 22 September 1943, Lieutenant Commander J. L. Foley in command. (Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)
 
USS Chatelain underway in the Atlantic prior to her assignment to Task Group 21.12 or Task Group 22.3, 2 April 1944
 
USS Jenks (DE-665)
 
        Jenks (DE-665) was laid down by Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa., 12 May 1943; launched 11 September 1943; sponsored by Mrs. M. L. Jenks, mother of Lieutenant (j.g.) Jenks; and commissioned at New Orleans 19 January 1944, Lt. Comdr. J. F. Way in command. (Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)
 
Mrs. Maurice L. Jenks sponsor (holding flowers) and Party at the launching of USS Jenks (DE-665), Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburg, 11 September 1943
 
Mrs. Maurice L. Jenks christens the USS Jenks, 11 September 1943
 
Sideways launching of USS Jenks (DE-665), Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburg, 11 September 1943
 
USS Jenks in the Atlantic after being datached from Task Group 22.3, July 1944