U.S.S. HALSEY POWELL

(DD-686)

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DD-686 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 - Keel Date: 3 FEB 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company Staten Island
JUN 1943 - Launch Date: 30 JUN 1943
OCT 1943 - Commissioned: 25 OCT 1943
JAN 1945 - JUN 1946 Middle Pacific
JUL 1958 - DEC 1958 West Pac
JAN 1961 - AUG 1964 West Pac
JAN 1962 - SEP 1962 Operation Dominic JTF-8 Christmas Is S. Pacific. Nuclear tests
APR 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 8 APR 1962 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 21 JUN 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1963 - DEC 1963 West Pac
OCT 1963 - APR 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1966 - JAN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam

DD-686 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: Halsey Powell

Complement: 329 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376.4 feet

Beam: 39.6 feet

Flank Speed: 38 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Transferred to the Republic of Korea 27 April 1968