U.S.S. KNAPP

(DD-653)

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DD-653 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1943 - Keel Date: 8 MAR 1943
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUL 1943 - Launch Date: 10 JUL 1943
SEP 1943 - Commissioned: 16 SEP 1943
FEB 1952 - MAR 1953 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
AUG 1953 - MAR 1954 West Pacific ~ Korea
MAR 1957 - Decommissioned: 4 MAR 1957

DD-653 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Harry Shepard Knapp

Complement: 319 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:Scrapped but bridge restored and on display at Columbia R