U.S.S. STEPHEN POTTER

(DD-538)

STEAMIN STEVE

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DD-538 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1942 - Keel Date: 27 OCT 1942
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation San Francisco CA
APR 1943 - Launch Date: 28 APR 1943
OCT 1943 - Commissioned: 21 OCT 1943
JAN 1955 - MAY 1955 Mediterranean
JAN 1955 - Shellback Initiation - 16 JAN 1955 - Atlantic Ocean
APR 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 14 APR 1957 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 8 MAY 1957 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1958 - Decommissioned: 21 APR 1958

DD-538 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: Stephen Potter

Complement: 329 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:Sold for scrap 27 November 1973