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U.S.S. WILKES

(DD-441)

THE LUCKY SHIP

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DD-441 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1939 - Keel Date: 1 NOV 1939
at Boston Navy Yard
MAY 1940 - Launch Date: 31 MAY 1940
APR 1941 - Commissioned: 22 APR 1941
MAR 1946 - Decommissioned: 4 MAR 1946

DD-441 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 for scrap 29 June 1972