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U.S.S. GILLESPIE

(DD-609)

STRENGTH & HONOR

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DD-609 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1942 - Commissioned: 18 SEP 1942
NOV 1942 - Launch Date: 1 NOV 1942
APR 1946 - Decommissioned: 17 APR 1946

DD-609 General Specifications

Class: Benson-class destroyer

Named for: Archibald H. Gillespie

Complement: 261 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1620 tons

Length: 348 feet 4 inches

Beam: 36 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target in 1973