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U.S.S. MURPHY

(DD-603)

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DD-603 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1941 - Keel Date: 19 MAY 1941
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Staten Island NY
APR 1942 - Launch Date: 29 APR 1942
JUL 1942 - Commissioned: 25 JUL 1942
MAR 1946 - Decommissioned: 9 MAR 1946

DD-603 General Specifications

Class: Benson-class destroyer

Named for: John McLeod Murphy

Complement: 265 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1620 tons

Length: 348 feet 4 inches

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 37 kts

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 6 October 1972