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U.S.S. HAMNER

(DD-718)

ON THE WAY

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DD-718 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1945-Keel Date: 25 APR 1945
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Port Newark
NOV1945-Launch Date: 24 NOV 1945
JUL1946-Commissioned: 12 JUL 1946
AUG1949-Shellback Initiation - 12 AUG 1949 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1955-DEC1955West Pac
JUL1956-FEB1957West Pac
JUL1956-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1956 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1956-AUG1965First American Military to visit Brisbane Australia since 1947
SEP1957-Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1957 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1958-MAY1959West Pac
APR1959-Shellback Initiation - 22 APR 1959 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1960-JUN1960shelling of kuemoy-matsu
JAN1961-DEC1961West Pac
JAN1962-DEC1962FRAM modernization - San Francisco Ship Yard
MAY1963-NOV1963West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1963-MAY1964West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1965-JUL1965West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1965-JAN1966Dry Dock
JUN1966-DEC1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1966-JUL1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1966-JUL1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1967-JUN1967Rose Festival - Portland Oregon
JUN1967-JUL1967Russian Trawler - San Francisco CA to Aleutian Is Alaska
OCT1967-MAR1968West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1968-FEB1968Shellback Initiation - Pacific Ocean
MAY1968-OCT1968Dry Dock
NOV1968-DEC1968Underway Training
JUN1969-OCT1969West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1969-NOV1969West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1970-MAR1971West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1970-Shellback Initiation - 20 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1972-SEP1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1972-SEP1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1972-SEP1972West Pac
FEB1972-SEP1972West Pac
APR1972-MAY1972Easter Offensive 1972 Haiphong Do Son Peninsula
MAY1973-JAN1979Transfer to Reserve Fleet
MAY1974-JAN1979Transfer to Reserve Fleet
OCT1979-OCT1979Decommisioning

DD-718 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: Henry Rawlings Hamner

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 3460 tons

Length: 390 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 4 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold to Taiwan 17 December 1980