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U.S.S. WOOLSEY

(DD-437)

GALLOPING GHOST OF THE AFRICAN COAST

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DD-437 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1939 - Keel Date: 9 OCT 1939
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
FEB 1941 - Launch Date: 12 FEB 1941
MAY 1941 - Commissioned: 7 MAY 1941
FEB 1947 - Decommissioned: 6 FEB 1947

DD-437 General Specifications

Class: Gleaves-class destroyer

Complement: 16 Officers and 260 Enlisted

Displacement: 1630 tons

Length: 348 feet 3 inches

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Draft: 11 feet 10 in

Range: 6 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Sold to Andy International Inc. for scrapping on 29 May