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United States Ship



On 1 November 1951, the BEALE was recommissioned as the DDE-471. Many changes were made to fit her out as an ASW ship of war. The most notable change was removal of 5"/38 gun mounts 53, 54 and 55 and the installation of Weapon ALFA, a state of the art launcher of "rocket like torpedoes".

The slides below are of the Commissioning Program to include a list officers and crew, i.e., the 1951 Plankowners.

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