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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
JUN1945-Keel Date: 20 JUN 1945
at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Kearny NJ
DEC1945-Launch Date: 22 DEC 1945
MAR1949-Commissioned: 19 MAR 1949
JAN1962-APR1963West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1962-AUG1962West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1963-FEB1963Project Mercury Recovery Force
OCT1964-APR1965West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1965-DEC1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1966-OCT1966West Pac
SEP1966-Shellback Initiation - 17 SEP 1966 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1967-JAN1970West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1967- Shellback Initiation - 17 SEP 1967 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1968-JUL1968West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1968-JUL1968West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1970-MAR1970Reserve Training Cruise. Seattle Washington
MAY1970-Shellback Initiation - 16 MAY 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1970-DEC1970West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1971-FEB1972West Pac
NOV1972-APR1973West Pac
FEB1973-APR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1975-NOV1975Decommisioning

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