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U.S.S. THORNTON

(AVD-11)

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AVD-11 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1918 - Keel Date: 3 JUN 1918
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Squantum Victory Yard
MAR 1919 - Launch Date: 2 MAR 1919
JUL 1919 - Commissioned: 15 JUL 1919
MAY 1945 - Decommissioned: 2 MAY 1945

AVD-11 General Specifications

Class: Clemson-class destroyer

Named for: James and Ryan Thornton

Complement: 122 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1215 tons

Length: 314 feet 4 inches

Beam: 30 feet 11 inches

Flank Speed: 34 Knots

Final Disposition: Beached 2 May 1945Hull abandoned and donated to the goverNautical Milesent of the Ryukyu Islands July 1957