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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
APR 1945 - Keel Date: 25 APR 1945
at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Port Newark
NOV 1945 - Launch Date: 24 NOV 1945
JUL 1946 - Commissioned: 12 JUL 1946
AUG 1949 - Shellback Initiation - 12 AUG 1949 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1955 - DEC 1955 West Pac
JUL 1956 - FEB 1957 West Pac
JUL 1956 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1956 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1956 - AUG 1965 First American Military to visit Brisbane Australia since 1947
SEP 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1957 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1958 - MAY 1959 West Pac
APR 1959 - Shellback Initiation - 22 APR 1959 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1960 - JUN 1960 shelling of kuemoy-matsu
JAN 1961 - DEC 1961 West Pac
JAN 1962 - DEC 1962 FRAM modernization - San Francisco Ship Yard
MAY 1963 - NOV 1963 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1963 - MAY 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1965 - JUL 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1965 - JAN 1966 Dry Dock
JUN 1966 - DEC 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1966 - JUL 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1966 - JUL 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1967 - JUN 1967 Rose Festival - Portland Oregon
JUN 1967 - JUL 1967 Russian Trawler - San Francisco CA to Aleutian Is Alaska
OCT 1967 - MAR 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1968 - FEB 1968 Shellback Initiation - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1968 - OCT 1968 Dry Dock
NOV 1968 - DEC 1968 Underway Training
JUN 1969 - OCT 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1969 - NOV 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1970 - MAR 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 20 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1972 - SEP 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1972 - SEP 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1972 - SEP 1972 West Pac
FEB 1972 - SEP 1972 West Pac
APR 1972 - MAY 1972 Easter Offensive 1972 Haiphong Do Son Peninsula
MAY 1973 - JAN 1979 Transfer to Reserve Fleet
MAY 1974 - JAN 1979 Transfer to Reserve Fleet
OCT 1979 - OCT 1979 Decommisioning

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