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U.S.S. COTTEN

(DD-669)

The Guardian Angel

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DD-669 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 Keel Date: 8 FEB 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Kearny NJ
JUN 1943 Launch Date: 12 JUN 1943
JUL 1943 Commissioned: 24 JUL 1943
MAY 1953 - JAN 1954 Circumnavigation
MAY 1958 - NOV 1958 Blue Bat Operatin
SEP 1958 - Shellback Initiation - 7 SEP 1958 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1959 - OCT 1959 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1960 Decommissioned: 2 MAY 1960

DD-669 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Lyman A. Cotten

Complement: 336 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 31 July 1975