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U.S.S. BELL

(DD-587)

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DD-587 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1941 - Keel Date: 30 DEC 1941
at Charleston Navy Yard
JUN 1942 - Launch Date: 24 JUN 1942
MAR 1943 - Commissioned: 4 MAR 1943
DEC 1943 - Shellback Initiation - 9 DEC 1943 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1946 - Decommissioned: 14 JUN 1946

DD-587 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Henry H. Bell

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:Sunk as target 11 May 1975