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USS HARLAN R. DICKSON

(DD-708)

The Dirty Dick

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DD-708 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1944 Keel Date: 23 MAY 1944
at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
DEC 1944 Launch Date: 17 DEC 1944
FEB 1945 Commissioned: 17 FEB 1945
JUL 1953 - AUG 1953 NROTC Contract Cruise to Coca Solo, Trinidad, Gitmo & Norfolk
JUL 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1953 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1956 - DEC 1956 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JUL 1956 - DEC 1956 October 1956 Evacuated Jewish Personnel from Haifa Israel
JUN 1957 - JUL 1957 Valparaiso Chile,crossed the equator on 27 june 1957
JAN 1959 - JAN 1959 black sea cruise,1959
JAN 1962 - MAY 1962 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1962 - NOV 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB 1963 - SEP 1963 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1966 - JAN 1966 Caribbean
FEB 1968 - JUN 1968 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 20 FEB 1971 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1972 - JUL 1972 Decommisioning

DD-708 General Specifications

Class: Allen M. Sumner class destroyer

Named for: Harlan Rockey Dickson

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:Sold 18 May 1973 and broken up for scrap