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U.S.S. SPROSTON

(DD-577)

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DD-577 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-577 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-577 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1942 - Keel Date: 1 APR 1942
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
JUN 1942 - Commissioned: 30 JUN 1942
AUG 1942 - Launch Date: 31 AUG 1942
MAR 1951 - MAY 1951 Eniwetok; Marshal Islands Personal Records
JUN 1952 - DEC 1952 WestPac (Korea Task Force 77)
JUL 1954 - Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1954 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1960 - APR 1961 West Pac
FEB 1964 - AUG 1964 West Pac
JAN 1966 - JUN 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1966 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1967 - OCT 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam

DD-577 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: John G. Sproston

Complement: 273 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2150 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap 15 September 1971