U.S.S. MADDOX

(DD-731)

THE GALLOPING GHOST OF THE
CHINA COAST

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DD-731 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1943 - Keel Date: 28 OCT 1943
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
MAR 1944 - Launch Date: 19 MAR 1944
JUN 1944 - Commissioned: 2 JUN 1944
JUL 1964 - AUG 1964 Tonkin Gulf Incident
NOV 1966 - JUN 1967 West Pac
FEB 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 28 FEB 1967 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 8 FEB 1967 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1968 - DEC 1968 West Pac
JUL 1968 - DEC 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam

DD-731 General Specifications

Class: Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer

Named for: William A. T. Maddox

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 to Taiwan Scrapped in 1985