USS Mosley
DE-321 (Edsall Class)

Courtesey of Dori Bolen


Builder:         Consolidated Steel, Orange TX.
Laid Down:       April 6, 1943
Launched:        June 26, 1943
Commissioned:    October 30, 1943
Decommissioned:  3/15/46
Fate:            Sold 8/22/73; broken up

We are seeking information on the USS Mosley and her crews. Files and photos may be emailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page.

In memory of her Father, Dori Bolen has dedicated a site to the ship and crew of USS Mosley

The Edsall Class as Constructed

Displacement:  1,253 Tons (Standard) 1,602 Tons (Full Load)
Length:        306 Feet Overall - 300 Feet at Waterline
Beam:          36 Feet 7 Inches
Draught:       10 Feet 5 Inches (mean)
Machinery:     2-Shaft Fairbanks Morse Diesels
Performance:   6,000 bhp for 21 knots
Bunkerage:     320 Tons
Range:         10,800 Nautical Miles at 12 knots
Guns:          Three 3-inch; Two 40 mm; Ten 20 mm
Torpedoes:     Thre 21-inch


Subject: USS Mosley (DE-321)
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000
From: Dick Willard

I have a picture of the USS Mosley DE-321 , an Edsall class DE. You have the ship listed but no picture.

Request you give credit to Dori Bolen in honor of her father: Grover Clinton Pettigrew who was a Gunnersmate on the Mosley during WWII. Mr Pettigrew passed away in summer of 1999.

Please let me know when the picture is posted so I can let Dori Bolen know.

Thank you,

Dick Willard, Yeoman
North Pacific Chapter DESA
Dick446@msn.com


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