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U.S.S. BEARSS

(DD-654)


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DD-654 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1942-Keel Date: 14 JUL 1942
at Gulf Shipbuilding Corp. Chickasaw Alabama
JUL1943-Launch Date: 25 JUL 1943
APR1944-Commissioned: 12 APR 1944
AUG1945-Shellback Initiation - 14 AUG 1945 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1951-DEC1974Recommisioning
APR1954-OCT1954Circumnavigation
SEP1954-Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1954 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1956-SEP1960Regular Overhaul
OCT1957-MAR1958Mediterranean - Gulf of Aden
AUG1958-Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1958 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1961-JAN1962Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade

DD-654 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Hiram I. Bearss

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:Sold for scrap 14 April 1976