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U.S.S. 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
MAY1944-Keel Date: 23 MAY 1944
at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
DEC1944-Launch Date: 17 DEC 1944
FEB1945-Commissioned: 17 FEB 1945
JUL1953-AUG1953NROTC Contract Cruise to Coca Solo Trinidad Gitmo & Norfolk
JUL1953-Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1953 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1956-DEC1956Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUL1956-DEC1956October 1956 Evacuated Jewish Personnel from Haifa Israel
JUN1957-JUL1957Valparaiso Chile crossed the equator on 27 june 1957
JUN1957-Shellback Initiation - 27 JUN 1957 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1957-Shellback Initiation - 26 JUN 1957 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1959-JAN1959black sea cruise 1959
JAN1962-MAY1962Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB1963-SEP1963Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1966-JAN1966Caribbean
FEB1968-JUN1968North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB1968-JUN1968Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
FEB1971-Shellback Initiation - 20 FEB 1971 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1972-JUL1972Decommisioning

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