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USS HALE

(DD-642)

Hale and Hearty

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DD-642 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1942 Keel Date: 23 NOV 1942
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
APR 1943 Launch Date: 4 APR 1943
JUN 1943 Commissioned: 15 JUN 1943
JUN 1956 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JUN 1956 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JUN 1957 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1959 - APR 1960 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1960 Decommissioned: 30 JUL 1960

DD-642 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Eugene Hale

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:Transferred to Colombia 23 January 1961