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U.S.S. HALSEY POWELL

(DD-686)

HAVE GUNS WILL TRAVEL

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DD-686 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1943-Keel Date: 3 FEB 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company Staten Island
JUN1943-Launch Date: 30 JUN 1943
OCT1943-Commissioned: 25 OCT 1943
JAN1945-JUN1946Middle Pacific
APR1951-APR1951Recommisioning
MAR1955-SEP1955West Pac
MAR1956-SEP1956West Pac
JUL1958-DEC1958West Pac
JAN1961-AUG1964West Pac
JAN1962-SEP1962Operation Dominic JTF-8 Christmas Is S. Pacific. Nuclear tests
APR1962- Shellback Initiation - 8 APR 1962 - Pacific Ocean
APR1962- Shellback Initiation - 8 APR 1962 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1962- Shellback Initiation - 21 JUN 1962 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1962- Shellback Initiation - 21 JUN 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1963-DEC1963West Pac
OCT1963-APR1964West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1966-JAN1968West 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