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U.S.S. HEYWOOD L. EDWARDS

(DD-663)

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DD-663 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1943 - Keel Date: 4 JUL 1943
at Boston Navy Yard
OCT 1943 - Launch Date: 6 OCT 1943
JAN 1944 - Commissioned: 26 JAN 1944
JUL 1946 - Decommissioned: 1 JUL 1946

DD-663 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: Heywood L. Edwards

Complement: 319 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 6 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to Japan 10 March 1959