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U.S.S. WICKES

(DD-578)


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DD-578 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1942-Keel Date: 15 APR 1942
at Consolidated Steel Corporation Orange TX
SEP1942-Launch Date: 13 SEP 1942
JUN1943-Commissioned: 16 JUN 1943
SEP1944- Shellback Initiation - 30 SEP 1944 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1945-Decommissioned: 20 DEC 1945

DD-578 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Lambert Wickes

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:Sunk as target 8 April 1974