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U.S.S. EPPERSON

(DD-719)

E MAKAALA E NA MOKULUU

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DD-719 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1945 - Keel Date: 20 JUN 1945
at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Kearny NJ
DEC 1945 - Launch Date: 22 DEC 1945
MAR 1949 - Commissioned: 19 MAR 1949
JAN 1962 - APR 1963 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1962 - AUG 1962 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1963 - FEB 1963 Project Mercury Recovery Force
OCT 1964 - APR 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1965 - DEC 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1966 - OCT 1966 West Pac
SEP 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 17 SEP 1966 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1967 - JAN 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 17 SEP 1967 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1968 - JUL 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1968 - JUL 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1970 - MAR 1970 Reserve Training Cruise. Seattle Washington
MAY 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 16 MAY 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1970 - DEC 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1971 - FEB 1972 West Pac
NOV 1972 - APR 1973 West Pac
FEB 1973 - APR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1975 - NOV 1975 Decommisioning

DD-719 General Specifications

Class: Gearing-class destroyer

Named for: Harold G. Epperson

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:Transferred to Pakistan 29 April 1977