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DD-563 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1942-Keel Date: 7 SEP 1942
at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation
SEP1943-Launch Date: 10 SEP 1943
FEB1944-Commissioned: 21 FEB 1944
APR1954-OCT1954world cruise
NOV1959-Decommissioned: 6 NOV 1959

DD-563 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: David Ross

Complement: 314 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:Sunk as a target 26 January 1978