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U.S.S. MCGOWAN

(DD-678)

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DD-678 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1943 - Keel Date: 30 JUN 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Kearny N.J.
NOV 1943 - Launch Date: 14 NOV 1943
DEC 1943 - Commissioned: 20 DEC 1943
JAN 1951 - JAN 1954 Panama Canal
JAN 1953 - JAN 1954 Guantanamo Bay
FEB 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 20 FEB 1953 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1954 - AUG 1954 European Cruise
AUG 1954 - Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1954 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1955 - MAR 1955 Guantanamo Bay
MAY 1955 - AUG 1955 North Atlantic
MAY 1956 - AUG 1956 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1957 - SEP 1957 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1960 - Decommissioned: 30 NOV 1960

DD-678 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Samuel McGowan

Complement: 319 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 38 knots

Range: 6 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to Spain 1 December 1960