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U.S.S. SPENCE

(DD-512)

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DD-512 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1942 - Keel Date: 18 MAY 1942
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
OCT 1942 - Launch Date: 27 OCT 1942
JAN 1943 - Commissioned: 8 JAN 1943

DD-512 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: Robert T. Spence

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Foundered in storm 18 December 1944