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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
FEB1943-Keel Date: 8 FEB 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Kearny NJ
JUN1943-Launch Date: 12 JUN 1943
JUL1943-Commissioned: 24 JUL 1943
MAY1953-JAN1954Circumnavigation
MAY1958-NOV1958Blue Bat Operatin
SEP1958-Shellback Initiation - 7 SEP 1958 - Indian Ocean
MAR1959-OCT1959Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1960-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