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U.S.S. JOHN HOOD

(DD-655)

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DD-655 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-655 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-655 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1942 - Keel Date: 12 OCT 1942
at Gulf Shipbuilding Corp. Chickasaw Alabama
OCT 1943 - Launch Date: 25 OCT 1943
JUN 1944 - Commissioned: 7 JUN 1944
SEP 1944 - AUG 1945 WWII North Pacific
AUG 1945 - NOV 1945 Japan - Occupation
JAN 1947 - JAN 1947 Decommissioned
AUG 1951 - AUG 1951 Recommissioned
MAR 1952 - AUG 1953 korea
JAN 1958 - JAN 1959 Mediterranean
SEP 1963 - Shellback Initiation - 20 SEP 1963 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1964 - JUL 1964 Decommisioning

DD-655 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: John Hood

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:Sold for scrap 12 April 1976