The USS SAVAGE was a Destroyer Escort vessel, (Edsall Class) a type designed to replace Fleet Destroyers in protecting convoys against attacks by hostile aircraft and submarines.  They were neither as heavy or as fast as destroyers, but were much more maneuverable and versatile.  They were said to be able to "turn on a dime."
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(DE-386) Specs
SECTION 2.
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BACK TO SECTION 1.Brown ShipyardShip Construction PhotosDE-386 History
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SECTION 2. CONTENTS
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HOMENEW ADDITIONSSITE MAPINTRODUCTION
FOREWORDINVOCATION1. WALTER S. SAVAGE, JR.2.  DE-386 (WWII)
3.  DE-386 CREW4.  DE-386 CREW PHOTOS5.  DE-386 SHIP PHOTOS6.  DER-386 (1955)
7.  DER CREW 1955 - 19648.  DER-386 PHOTOS9.  SAVAGE IN VIETNAM10.  VIETNAM CREW
11.  VIETNAM PHOTOS12.  SHIP'S AWARDS13.  ACTIVE SERVICE TERMINATED14.  REUNION ASSOCIATION
15.  DECEASED16.  ROSTER17  REUNION PHOTOS18.  KEEPSAKES
19.  MISCELLANEOUS20.  SITE POLICIES21.  WEBMASTER22.  SHIP'S STORE
23.  SITE AWARDS24.  COMMANDING OFFICERS 25.  SHIP'S HISTORY

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The SAVAGE was equipped with her own laundry, sick bay, and refrigeration facilities.  She had evaporators for a continual supply of fresh water, and could generate enough electric power for lighting all of Seward, Alaska.

She was one of thirty Navy Destroyer Escorts which were manned by senior Coast Guard officers, and men of the United States Coast Guard during the Second World War.  These ships were formed into five escort divisions consisting of six DE's each.  

Escort Division 23 included:  USS MILLS (DE-383)USS RAMSDEN (DE-382)USS RICHEY (DE-385)USS RHODES (DE-384)USS SAVAGE (DE-386), and the USS SELLSTROM (DE-255).


[Source:  Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Published  by  the Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, Washington, D. C. (1976).]
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Walter Samuel Savage, Jr.
Brown Shipbuilding Yard, Houston, Texas 
30 April, 1943 
15 July, 1943 
30 October, 1943 
13 June, 1946
18 February, 1955
17 October, 1969
01 June, 1975
Sunk as target off California, 25 October, 1982
Edsall-class Destroyer Escort 

1,253 tons standard      1,600 tons full load
306 feet 
36.7 feet
12 feet, 3 inches full load 
Fairbanks Morse Model 38d81/8 geared diesel engines (2 per shaft)
4 diesel-generators
6,000 shp (4.5 MW)
2 screws 

21 knots
9,100 nautical miles (NMI) at 12 knots
8 officers, 201 enlisted 
279 tons
3 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 guns (3×1)       
2 × 40 mm AA guns (1×2)              
8 × 20 mm AA guns (8×1)              
3 × 21 in. torpedo tubes (1×3)       
8 × depth charge projectors             
1 × depth charge projector              
2 x depth charge tracks 
[3"/50 caliber gun]
[Bofors 40 mm gun]
[Oerlikon 20 mm cannon]
[Mark 15 torpedo]
[depth charge]
[hedgehog weapon]
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