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U.S.S. PURDY

(DD-734)

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DD-734 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1943 - Keel Date: 22 DEC 1943
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
MAY 1944 - Launch Date: 7 MAY 1944
JUL 1944 - Commissioned: 18 JUL 1944
OCT 1951 - APR 1952 Circumnavigation
MAR 1952 - Shellback Initiation - 11 MAR 1952 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1953 - OCT 1953 Circumnavigation
MAY 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 29 MAY 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1957 - Shellback Initiation - 27 JUN 1957 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1957 - AUG 1957 North Atlantic
AUG 1957 - SEP 1957 Mediterranean-Lebanon
OCT 1957 - JAN 1958 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1961 - DEC 1961 Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB 1962 - SEP 1962 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
DEC 1964 - MAR 1965 Mediterranean
JAN 1965 - JUL 1965 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf

DD-734 General Specifications

Class: Allen M. Sumner class destroyer

Named for: Frederick Warren Purdy

Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2250 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 40 feet

Flank Speed: 34 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold 11 June 1974 and broken up for scrap.