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U.S.S. FARENHOLT

(DD-491)

THE FIGHTING OSCAR

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DD-491 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1941 - Launch Date: 19 NOV 1941
APR 1942 - Commissioned: 2 APR 1942
APR 1946 - Decommissioned: 26 APR 1946

DD-491 General Specifications

Class: Benson-class destroyer

Named for: Oscar Farenholt

Complement: 208 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1620 tons

Length: 348 feet 4 inches

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 38 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping November 1972