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USS BORIE (DD-704) - an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer

In Commission 1944 to 1972

DD-704 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1944 - Keel Date: 29 FEB 1944
at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
JUL 1944 - Launch Date: 4 JUL 1944
SEP 1944 - Commissioned: 21 SEP 1944
AUG 1945 - AUG 1945 Kamakzee Attack August 9th 1945
SEP 1952 - SEP 1952 Operation Mainbrace
SEP 1952 - FEB 1953 Mediterranean
JUN 1956 - NOV 1956 Persian Gulf Red Sea Suez Canal. 1956 Suez Crisis
DEC 1959 - JAN 1960 Recovery of the Project Mercury capsule w/Sam the space monkey
OCT 1962 - DEC 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
MAR 1963 - AUG 1963 Mediterranean
MAY 1964 - DEC 1964 Mediterranean
JAN 1965 - DEC 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1965 - JUL 1965 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1966 - AUG 1966 North Atlantic
JUN 1967 - AUG 1967 Mediterranean
JAN 1968 - NOV 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1968 - FEB 1968 Panama Canal
FEB 1968 - DEC 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1969 - FEB 1969 Caribbean
JUL 1972 - Decommissioned: 1 JUL 1972

DD-704 General Specifications

Class: Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer

Named for: Adolph E. Borie

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2200 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet

Flank Speed: 34 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:To Argentina 1 July 1972


The second Borie (DD 704) was launched 4 July 1944 by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Kearny N. J. sponsored by Mrs. A. Nalle; and commissioned 21 September 1944 Commander N. Adair Jr. in command.

Borie joined the Pacific Fleet arriving at Pearl Harbor 4 January 1945. She took part in the Iwo Jima bombardment (24 January) and invasion (19-23 February). After joining TF 58 she participated in the Tokyo raids (16-17 and 25 February) Okinawa raid (1 March) and the raids in support of the occupation of Okinawa (17 March-14 May). During 9 July-9 August she served with TF 38 in its raids on the Japanese home islands. On 9 August a Japanese suicide plane crashed into Borie's superstructure between the mast and the 5-inch gun director causing extensive damage killing 48 men and wounding 66.

The damaged destroyer returned to Saipan and Pearl Harbor for temporary repairs and on 10 September entered dry dock at Hunter's Point Calif. for permanent repairs. Repairs completed on 20 November she departed San Diego 4 February 1946 to join the Atlantic Fleet. Since that time Borie has remained in the Atlantic Fleet except for one cruise to Korea (6 September 1950-9 June 1951) during which she served with TF 77 and took part in the Hungnam Evacuation.

Borie has made five European and Mediterranean cruises. During her last cruise (28 July-4 December 1956) she assisted in the evacuation of American nationals and United Nations truce teams from Haifa Israel and Gaza Egypt.

Borie received three battle stars for her World War II services and four battle stars for her participation in the Korean conflict.

[Note: The above USS BORIE (DD-704) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS BORIE (DD-704) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]