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U.S.S. BRADFORD

(DD-545)

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DD-545 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1942 - Keel Date: 28 APR 1942
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation San Pedro CA
DEC 1942 - Launch Date: 12 DEC 1942
JUN 1943 - Commissioned: 12 JUN 1943
SEP 1956 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1956 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1957 - JAN 1958 Crossed Equator 19th. November 1957 Longitude 00-00
MAR 1957 - JAN 1958 Domain Golden Dragon 19th. Nov. 1957 Lat 00-00 Long 180-35w
NOV 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 19 NOV 1957 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1959 - APR 1959 Domain Golden Dragon 5th. Apr 1959 Lat 25 14'N Lat 180
SEP 1961 - Decommissioned: 28 SEP 1961

DD-545 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: Gamaliel Bradford

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:Transferred to Hellenic Navy 27 September 1962