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U.S.S. DAVID W. TAYLOR

(DD-551)

UNSINKABLE TIN CAN

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DD-551 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1941 - Keel Date: 12 JUN 1941
at Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation Chickasaw Alabama
JUL 1942 - Launch Date: 4 JUL 1942
SEP 1943 - Commissioned: 18 SEP 1943
AUG 1946 - Decommissioned: 17 AUG 1946

DD-551 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: David W. Taylor

Complement: 273 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:Leased to Spain 15 May 1951