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U.S.S. JENKINS

(DD-447)

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DD-447 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1941-Keel Date: 27 NOV 1941
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
JUN1942-Launch Date: 21 JUN 1942
JUL1942-Commissioned: 31 JUL 1942
JAN1944-DEC1945Inchon Landing
OCT1959-JUN1960West Pac
APR1960-Shellback Initiation - 26 APR 1960 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1961-FEB1962West Pac
APR1962-APR1962operation dominic atomic testing christmas and johnson island
APR1962-OCT1962Operation Dominic atomic testing Christmas & Johnson island
OCT1962-DEC1962Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT1962-OCT1962operation dominic atomic testing christmas and johnson island
FEB1966-JUL1966West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1966-OCT1967West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1968-MAR1969West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1969-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1969-Shellback Initiation - 27 JAN 1969 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1969-JAN1970West Pac-Viet Nam

DD-447 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: Thortan A. Jenkins

Complement: 273 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2100 tons

Length: 376 feet 4 inches

Beam: 39 feet 5 inches

Flank Speed: 36 knots

Range: 6 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap 17 February 1971