U.S.S. WADLEIGH

(DD-689)

WADLEIGH WE WILL

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DD-689 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1943 - Keel Date: 5 APR 1943
AUG 1943 - Launch Date: 7 AUG 1943
OCT 1943 - Commissioned: 19 OCT 1943
MAY 1954 - NOV 1954 Circumnavigation
JUN 1962 - Decommissioned: 28 JUN 1962

DD-689 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher-class destroyer

Named for: George H. Wadleigh

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 Chile 26 July 1972