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U.S.S. ISHERWOOD

(DD-520)

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DD-520 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1942 - Keel Date: 12 MAY 1942
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Staten Island
NOV 1942 - Launch Date: 24 NOV 1942
APR 1943 - Commissioned: 12 APR 1943
APR 1945 - APR 1945 Kamikaze Attack off the coast of Okinawa
APR 1952 - OCT 1952 Mediterranean Cruise
APR 1953 - OCT 1953 Mediterranean Cruise
FEB 1954 - JUN 1954 Boston Naval Yards - refitting
JUL 1954 - AUG 1954 Caribbean
DEC 1954 - DEC 1954 Deployed to west Coast Via Panama Canal
JUN 1956 - Shellback Initiation - 11 JUN 1956 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 20 APR 1957 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 28 APR 1957 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1961 - Decommissioned: 11 SEP 1961

DD-520 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: Benjamin F. Isherwood

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:Loaned to Peru 8 October 1961