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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
DEC1943-Keel Date: 22 DEC 1943
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
MAY1944-Launch Date: 7 MAY 1944
JUL1944-Commissioned: 18 JUL 1944
OCT1951-APR1952Circumnavigation
MAR1952-Shellback Initiation - 11 MAR 1952 - Pacific Ocean
APR1953-OCT1953Circumnavigation
MAY1953-Shellback Initiation - 29 MAY 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1957-Shellback Initiation - 27 JUN 1957 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1957-AUG1957North Atlantic
AUG1957-SEP1957Mediterranean-Lebanon
OCT1957-JAN1958Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1961-DEC1961Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB1962-SEP1962Mediterranean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
DEC1964-MAR1965Mediterranean
JAN1965-JUL1965Mediterranean-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.